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A fourth suspect has been arrested in a March home invasion robbery in Bloomington believed by investigators to be part of a series of such robberies along with assaults and extortion crimes, authorities said Wednesday.

On Tuesday, June 11, sheriff’s investigators arrested Vincent Solarez, 58, of Upland, in connection to the home invasion in which two people were robbed of $12,500 in cash, and one was assaulted with a firearm, the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.

Detectives Tuesday morning located Solarez driving a vehicle near Campus Avenue and Washington Boulevard in Upland and detained him after a traffic stop.

Solarez was arrested on suspicion of robbery, kidnapping to commit robbery, false imprisonment and conspiracy to commit a crime and was being held in the West Valley Detention Center in lieu of $1 million bail, according to San Bernardino County Jail logs.

The home invasion occurred on March 12 at around 3 a.m. Two victims, a male and a female, were woken up at gunpoint by armed suspects in the 18000 block of Valley Boulevard in Bloomington, a sheriff’s news release said.

The male was pistol-whipped with a firearm and dragged to his desk while the female was held against her will.

The robbers took cash, video surveillance footage from the residence, and a victim’s vehicle.

Investigators earlier identified Marcos Guerrero, 48, of Glendora; Elijah Gafare, 35, of West Covina, and Cynthia Leal, 38, of Ontario, as suspects involved in the robbery, the news release said.

According to the sheriff’s release, Guerrero and Leal were arrested at an apartment on the 1000 block of East Foothill Boulevard in Glendora. Gafare was arrested at a residence on the 700 block of South Manzanita Drive in West Covina.

All three were arrested on May 30 on suspicion of residential robbery, assault with a firearm and conspiracy to commit a felony and booked at the West Valley Detention Center, the release said.

Investigators believe all four suspects have gang ties in the Inland Empire and are responsible for other unreported home invasions, assaults, and extortions of local business owners, according to the sheriff’s news release.

Anyone who may have been victimized by the suspects or have information about any cases involving the four suspects can contact Detective Pedersen at 909-356-6767.

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