San Mateo PD: Caretaker coordinates invasion on elderly client’s home

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A trusted caregiver and two other suspects have been arrested in connection with a home invasion robbery targeting her 97-year-old dependent client in San Mateo, police said.

On Friday, Oct. 2 at 10:07 a.m., police were called to the 1700 block of S. Norfolk Street on a report of a home invasion that occurred the previous evening. The frail elderly victim reported hearing her front door kicked in and seeing two male suspects enter her bedroom with a gun drawn, police said.

The suspects demanded money and stripped the victim of her Life Alert, glasses and a necklace carrying her deceased husband’s wedding band. Meanwhile, another suspect searched the home for valuables. The suspects then fled in a vehicle, “leaving the victim stranded in bed until her caregiver, Rubye Price, arrived later that morning,” police said.

With help from neighborhood security cameras and information obtained, detectives say they learned Price was involved in the home invasion.  She allegedly coordinated the attack with her boyfriend, Andre McBride, and their associate, Donte Jordan, police said. McBride was tracked to Louisiana, Jordan was located in Hayward and Price was stopped in San Mateo “after she switched rental cars attempting to flee the area,” police said.

Price, 27, of San Bruno, McBride, 26, of East Palo Alto, and Jordan, 25, of Hayward, were all booked into jail on several criminal charges including cruelty to the elderly, robbery, and burglary charges.

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