SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – An 18-year-old has been arrested for falsely reporting a home invasion after he attempted to rob someone, say police.
Officers responded to a robbery in the 2200 block of Del Paso Road just after 6 a.m.
Investigators say an armed suspect stole cash from a woman at gunpoint before being thwarted by the woman’s boyfriend. A physical altercation occurred between the boyfriend and suspect, in which the man was able to take the gun from the robber.
The suspect — later identified as 18-year-old Joshua Reed — then fled the area.
Reed later called police from his home and falsely reported a home invasion in which a gun was stolen, say investigators.
Officers quickly discovered the two incidents were connected and Reed was arrested.
Reed was booked into Sacramento County Jail for felony robbery charges and a misdemeanor charge of falsely reporting a crime. His bail is set at $300,000.