Saturday, December 22, 2012

4 Sought In Golden Gate Estates Home Invasion

Deputies are searching for four armed men who forced their way into a house in Golden Gate Estates on Saturday afternoon.

Reports give this account of what happened:

Michael Downs, 37, and Michelle Facciolli, 55, were confronted in their yard in the 1100 block of 11th Street SW by four men shortly before 11 a.m. Saturday. One suspect displayed a handgun and forced the victims into the house where Suzanne Pantalone, 47, was located. All three victims were tied up, their phones were smashed, and the house was ransacked. The robbers took an undisclosed amount of cash, jewelry, and other items before leaving the residence.

Deputies searched the area but were unsuccessful in locating the suspects.

Deputies say two of the robbers were white males and two were Hispanic males. All four suspects were wearing light colored hoodies and long pants.

Anyone with information should call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-252-9300 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-780-TIPS (8477).