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Dating app leads to Miami home invasion

2 suspects arrested; third person still sought

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MIAMI – Police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third person in a Miami home invasion after the victim used a same-sex dating application on his phone to unwittingly lure his alleged attackers.

Roger Euceda, 18, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested Tuesday on robbery charges.

The robbery occurred Monday night at a home on Northwest 21st Avenue.

Miami police detectives said the victim used a gay app to invite a man he hadn't met to his home that evening.

Euceda arrived and was invited inside, where he pulled out a gun and forced the victim to lay face-down on the bed, police said. Euceda then opened the door and let his 17-year-old accomplice inside, police said.

The suspects ransacked the home, filling two brown bags with the victim's belongings before getting away in a waiting vehicle parked nearby, police said.

An alert neighbor saw the robbery and called 911. A police officer arrived as the suspects were making their getaway, and they were taken into custody after a brief chase, police said.

Euceda and the teen also face charges of using a firearm during the commission of a felony and resisting arrest without violence.

Police are still searching for the driver of the waiting car.

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