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Police Release Photos of Home Invasion and Robbery Suspects
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LAS VEGAS -- For months, a group of people terrorized homeowners in the all parts of the Las Vegas valley. Five people have been arrested so far for the string of home invasions and robberies.

David Hayes, Sarah Cowen, Abdul Shakir, Jovan Carter and Leonard Hunt have all been charged with various crimes surrounding the robberies.

On Wednesday night, two of the five suspects were caught at an apartment complex near the Orleans Casino. Police were watching the pair as they burglarized an apartment.

Police say the victims and the homes were randomly targeted.

"Open windows always present a challenge. No animals in the yard," said Metro Lt. Clint Nichols. "People were accosted in the driveway putting groceries in the house. It's those routine things we do everyday they took advantage of."

SLIDESHOW: View all five home invasion and robbery suspects' pictures

Detectives say the group was responsible for 17 home invasions and robberies. They are still looking for more people involved in the crime ring, though they don't know how many more are out there.

Most of the incidents happened in the west side of town and some parts of Henderson.

They believe the criminal activity started as early as last November and police say this group may also be responsible for a string of unsolved burglaries.

Police found more than $20,000 worth of stolen items. It's now being sorted out so victims can claim them.

"We're talking about a massive amount of jewelry, a lot of big screen TV's, small electronic devices; iPods, cell phones, those type of items," said Nichols.

Police say there is still a lot more work to be done retrieving stolen items, finding others who are involved and sorting out the charges for those who have been arrested.

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