2 Charged in Shelton Home Invasion

Police have arrested two Derby men suspected in an armed home invasion in Shelton just a couple days before Christmas.

Ricardo Llera, 21, and Ray Sosa, 41, have been charged in connection with the Dec. 23 home invasion on Geissler Drive.

The victims, a man and woman, told police that two men held them up at gunpoint, demanded money and stole cash, both victims’ cell phones and other items, police said.

Police identified Sosa as one suspect and searched his home, where they found items stolen from the house on Geissler Drive, police said.

Officers seized the gun they said was used in the crime and victims’ cell phones.

As police continued to investigate, they determined that Llera, who personally knew the victims, was involved in planning the home invasion, police said.

He was charged with first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery, conspiracy to commit home invasion and intimidating a witness.

Sosa was charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, first-degree robbery, first-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and criminal possession of a firearm.

Both were held on a $75,000 bond.

Llera was arraigned on Wednesday and Sosa is being held on unrelated charges.

Police said they expect to make additional arrests.

The victims were not harmed during the invasion.

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