Arrest made in robbery at South Jeffco home

-A A +A
By AJ Vicens

A suspect has been arrested in the case in which a South Jeffco man was terrorized and robbed at his home on June 30. At least one suspect remains at large.

SWAT teams from the Aurora and Lakewood police departments executed search warrants at two homes and found evidence from the crime in the Aurora home of Garry Martin. Evidence was also found in a Lakewood home, but no suspects were arrested there.

Martin, 43, is suspected of being involved in the June 30 robbery after two men followed the victim home from Southwest Plaza Mall, hog-tied him and stole electronics and money at gunpoint. The perpetrators fled in a 2008 Cadillac CTS and went to a Wells Fargo ATM. A woman in the parking lot noticed a man with a mask on trying to use the ATM and called police. Denver police pulled the car over after it had left a nearby King Soopers, but the vehicle fled after the driver got out of the car and was ordered to get back in. A short pursuit ensued but was called off per Denver police pursuit policy.

Denver police did not know the suspects were involved in the home invasion.

Investigators followed up on several leads provided through the Jeffco sheriff’s tip line as a result of media coverage, the Jeffco sheriff’s office said.

Martin was being held on a $250,000 cash-only bond.

Martin had been arrested June 18 by Lakewood police, accused of breaking into a locker at Bally’s Fitness Center, stealing credit cards and car keys, taking the car, and proceeding to the car owner’s home and stealing other items.

It was not clear if Martin was out of jail on bond when the June 30 robbery occurred.

Authorities believe at least one other suspect is at large, and the person may be driving a black 2008 Cadillac CTS with license plate No. 351-RBL.

Contact AJ Vicens at aj@evergreenco.com.