Man arrested in Pompano Beach robbery; 2 remain at large

Victims believe robbers were targeting previous tenants

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – One of three people believed to be involved in a Pompano Beach home invasion was arrested Wednesday, the Broward Sheriff’s Office reports.

Dejuan Williams, 24, was arrested on a charge of armed home invasion stemming from the Feb. 1 incident.

The victim -- a family of three, ranging in age from 21 to 51 years old -- had recently moved into their home in the 100 block of Southeast 10th Avenue when they unwittingly opened their door to robbers, deputies said.

 The 21-year-old son had just returned from the corner store when he heard a knock on the door, deputies said. He looked through the peephole, didn’t see anyone and proceeded to open the door.

That’s when Williams and two other males barged into the home.

The family of three was held at gunpoint by one suspect while the other two robbers combed the house looking for a safe, drugs and guns despite the residents' insistence that none was there, deputies said.

Williams and the other robbers left with cash, an Xbox 360 and a cellphone.

The victims believe the thieves were looking for a previous tenant.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.