The Beverly Hills Police Department (BHPD) has made two arrests in connection with a home invasion and robbery on May 3, according to BHPD Chief Mark Stainbrook.
BHPD officers responded to a call at 5:10 a.m. on May 3 on the 700 block of North Camden Dr. for “unknown trouble,” according to Public Information Officer Lt. Giovanni Trejo. Multiple suspects armed with weapons entered the victim’s home and forced the residents to hand over their property. While no injuries were reported, the department’s preliminary investigation indicated the act was targeted, not random.
The first arrest came later on the same day as the robbery, with members of the Beverly Hills Police Crime Impact Team taking Anthony Chavez Avila, 34, from Lancaster, Ca., into custody during a traffic stop. Officers impounded Avila’s vehicle and booked him at BHPD headquarters.
Then, the next day on May 4, BHPD Detectives and BHPD SWAT executed a search warrant in the afternoon at a home in Sylmar. Officers arrested another suspect, Charles Daniel Chiodo, 42, for the same robbery.
Trejo said in a statement that detectives recovered “several pieces of evidence further connecting him to the crime,” but did not elaborate further.
“BHPD Detectives are following up on additional investigative leads and are confident all suspects involved in the Camden robbery will be arrested in the near future,” Trejo said.
“Crime of any kind will never be tolerated in the city of Beverly Hills,” Stainbrook said.