Fifth Suspect Surrenders in Home Invasion Robbery, Torture Case

Bay City News
Wednesday March 25, 2009 - 06:28:00 PM

A fifth suspect in a Berkeley hills home-invasion robbery and torture case from February turned himself in to Richmond police, Berkeley police spokesman Andrew Frankel confirmed Tuesday, March 24. 

Anthony Ray Douglas, an 18-year-old Richmond resident, surrendered at the Richmond Police Department in the evening on Wednesday, March 18, police said. 

Buk Khansuwong, a 46-year-old Richmond man, Tien Vo, a 29-year-old San Pablo woman, and a 16-year-old boy from Richmond, have also been arrested in connection with the case. 

Police are continuing to search for three outstanding suspects: Chiew Chian Saeturn, 24, Vern Town Saelee, 21, and Vern Sio Saelee, 18, all Fairfield residents, Frankel said. 

The eight suspects are believed to be responsible for the Feb. 24 incident, in which two victims were bound, pistol-whipped and carved on with kitchen knives, Frankel said. 

The victims were taken to a local hospital where they were treated and released, he said. 

Frankel said the suspects still at large should be considered “armed and highly dangerous.” 

Photos of the suspects were published in the March 19 edition of the Daily Planet.  

Bay Area Crime Stoppers is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to arrests in the case. 

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of the suspects should call Berkeley’s robbery detail at 981-5742. 

People who want to remain anonymous may call Bay Area Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.