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GPS monitor leads deputies to suspects in Florida Keys home-invasion robbery

Deputies say ankle-monitoring device led them to suspect, brother

Orlando Grimon (left) and his brother, Alain Menendez, were arrested in connection with a home-invasion robbery in the Florida Keys. Deputies say Grimon's GPS monitor linked them to the crime.
Orlando Grimon (left) and his brother, Alain Menendez, were arrested in connection with a home-invasion robbery in the Florida Keys. Deputies say Grimon's GPS monitor linked them to the crime.

KEY WEST, Fla. – A GPS monitor worn by one of two intruders in a home-invasion robbery in the Florida Keys led deputies to the suspects, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.

Orlando Grimon, 32, of Stock Island, and Alain Menendez, 26, of West Palm Beach, were arrested Tuesday on home invasion charges.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Becky Herrin said deputies were called late Tuesday night to a mobile home on Stock Island, where the 23-year-old victim said two men had robbed and pistol-whipped him.

The victim, whose head was bleeding, said he recognized Grimon from the neighborhood. The victim said the other man was wearing a mask, but he recognized the voice as that of Grimon's brother, Menendez.

The victim said the masked man had a gun and demanded money. He said they stole $1,500 in cash from him.

Herrin said Grimon is on probation and wears an ankle-monitoring device. She said Grimon's GPS confirmed that he had been in the victim's home at the time of the robbery.

Deputies used the GPS monitor to track Grimon to a home on Big Coppitt Key, where he was arrested. Herrin said deputies found Menendez hiding in a shower in the home.

Menendez also faces a charge of aggravated battery.

Herrin said deputies found the gun used in the home invasion.

The victim was taken to a hospital to be treated for his injuries. Herrin said drugs were found in the victim's home, and a drug investigation is continuing. 


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