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Two more arrested in home invasion case
Attack occurred Oct. 9 in Cumming
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All three suspects in a violent Oct. 9 home invasion are in custody, according to Cumming police.

Police said Monday that Yusef Davis, 26, and Robert Nash, 21, have joined Shaeem McLaren, 20, who was arrested earlier this month.

The three men, all Cumming residents, are being held in the Forsyth County Detention Center on felony charges of theft by taking, burglary with intent to commit a theft and armed robbery, according to police. Bond has not been set for any of the men.

Police Sgt. Bryan Zimbardi said Davis was arrested by Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies and Nash “volunteered to come to the station for questioning, and was arrested after [that].”

The attack occurred about 3:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Adair Park subdivision off Sawnee Drive at Cumming’s northern edge.

According to investigators, it appears Nash drove the getaway vehicle, a white Honda, which left the scene with McLaren and Davis.

The other two suspects reportedly took a PlayStation 3, iPod, iPhone 4, $280 in cash and a clear plastic jar containing a half gram of marijuana from the home.

During the robbery, the resident was allegedly held at gunpoint and pistol whipped.

“At this point, we were told that one of the two individuals had a pistol,” Zimbardi said. “There is some debate as to which one. I don’t know that we will ever know that.”

While robberies are not uncommon, Zimbardi said this particular case is of interest because most burglaries city police work occur at unoccupied homes or are nonviolent.

“I believe this is the first violent home invasion in my tenure here, which is six and a half years,” he said. “We don’t experience violent home invasions.”

According to Zimbardi, several people saw the incident and investigators used witness accounts to crack the case.

“[As with] the past few large cases which have occurred in our jurisdiction, the overwhelming support and awareness of the community and anonymous tips have been of great help to Investigators,” he said.