9 On Your Side viewer helps deputies catch robber
Reporter: Aaron Brackett
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - "Brazen and bold" describes a home invasion on Tucson's northwest side and it was captured on home surveillance. Pima County Sheriff's Deputies made an urgent plea to Nine On Your Side to show the video as soon as possible and early Tuesday, a second arrest thanks to a Nine On Your Side viewer.
9OYS brought home surveilance video showing two thugs confronting a man in his own home. The robbers eventually put the homeowner in a chokehold, and point his own gun at others inside of the house. They are later joined by a third robber 19 year old Joey Luis Grajeda.
deputies arrested the first suspect, Dominic Tyrone Dixon, shortly after the October 28th robbery, but because of 9OYS viewers, deputies captured the second man.
"The first tip that detectives received in the morning after it was broadcast everywhere was a person that called in and said he had watched KGUN9 news and he was able to identify the people seen in the video," said Tom Peine of the Pima County Sheriff's Department.
Police still need the public's help. In the home surveilance video, one man is seen looking directly at the camera; he is 42 year old Ernie Gilbert Grajeda, Joey Grajeda's father.
As of Wednesday night, Joey Grajeda is in the Pima County Jail on $100,000 bond.
If you know the location of Ernie Grajeda, deputies are asking you to call 911 or 88-CRIME.