Jerry Coleman, 34, of Garden Grove was arrested for suspicion of posing as a delivery man and committing two home invasion robberies at gunpoint in Garden Grove. Coleman, is charged with first degree robbery in concert, false imprisonment, assault with a semiautomatic firearm, dissuading a witness, imprisonment by violence and criminal threats. Several of the felonies were charged seven times, likely indicating there were seven occupants of the homes at the time of the home invasion robberies.
According to law enforcement, on August 11, 2014 around 3:45 p.m. Coleman allegedly was carrying a bouquet of flowers and a clipboard, posing as a flower deliveryman. When the resident opened the door, Coleman and his accomplices pushed their way into the home. There were three people home in the residence who were allegedly threatened and had their property taken by Coleman.
On August 13, 2014, authorities again allege Coleman and accomplices, posing as a deliverymen, enter a home through an open garage. The men are accused of using zip ties to tie up three children and two adults who were inside the home. The two adults were ordered at gunpoint to disclose where their valuables were located and threatened with great bodily harm.
If convicted, Coleman faces 100 years in state prison. Coleman is currently being held on $1 million bail.