The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) made two arrests in connection with a home invasion and robbery on May 3, according to BHPD Chief Mark Stainbrook.
BHPD officers responded to a call at 5:10 a.m. on May 3 on the 700 block of North Camden Dr. for an “unknown problem”, according to Public Information Officer Lt. Giovanni Trejo. Several suspects armed with weapons entered the victim’s house and forced the residents to hand over their belongings. Although no injuries were reported, the ministry’s preliminary investigation indicated that the act was targeted and not random.
The first arrest came later the same day as the robbery, with members of the Beverly Hills Police Impact Team taking Anthony Chavez Avila, 34, of Lancaster, Calif., into custody during of a roadside check. Officers seized Avila’s vehicle and reserved it at BHPD headquarters.
Then the next day, May 4, BHPD Detectives and BHPD SWAT executed an afternoon search warrant at a house in Sylmar. Officers arrested another suspect, Charles Daniel Chiodo, 42, for the same robbery.
Trejo said in a statement that detectives recovered “several pieces of evidence further linking him to the crime,” but did not provide further details.
“BHPD detectives are pursuing additional investigative leads and are confident that all suspects involved in the Camden robbery will be arrested in the near future,” Trejo said.
“Crime of any kind will never be tolerated in the city of Beverly Hills,” Stainbrook said.