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UPDATE: Neighbor describes Monday home invasion after 2 suspects arrested

Posted at 6:17 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-20 03:21:33-04
Officers responded to reports of a home invasion in the 2100 block of Sierra Stone Lane on around 4 a.m. on Monday.

Neighbor Betsey Buck was sound asleep when her dog started barking.

"At about 3 I heard a noise, I thought it was an animal cause it was just sorta like a garbage can, how the cat just gets into the garbage," she said.

But the noise she heard wasn't a cat. She now knows it was the sound of three men about to invade her next door neighbor's home.

Buck says a power box played a significant role in the break-in. She says the suspects turned off the power to the home in order to lure one of the victims outside.

When the power was shut off, Buck says one of the teens who lives in the home came out to check the power box and that is when a suspect forced that person back inside with a gun.

Once everyone was inside the home, police say the suspects tied up their victims and stolen several items, including guns, and then took off.

Buck says her neighbors are very shook up.

"They're just trying to heal from the fear and such an invasion of privacy," Buck said.

Through the course of the investigation, detectives were able to locate a vehicle matching the suspect vehicle description in the area of Warm Springs Road and Durango Drive. Detectives were able to take the driver into custody without incident.
The LVMPD SWAT Team served a search warrant at a nearby location where a second suspect was taken into custody without incident. A majority of the stolen items were recovered as a result.
The two suspects in custody were identified as 34-year-old Jonathan Mika and 41-year-old Dominic Maratita, both of Las Vegas. 
Both suspects were booked into the Clark County Detention Center where they face multiple charges to include multiple counts of robbery with a deadly weapon and kidnapping with a deadly weapon. Booking photos accompany this release.
Detectives are looking to identify a third suspect associated with this incident. The outstanding suspect can only be described as an unknown race male.
Anyone who has any information on about the whereabouts or identity of the third unknown suspect is urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555.