A 20-year-old Danville man is facing five felony charges in connection with a Wednesday morning residential robbery in which a woman and her child were held at gunpoint, according to a release from Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins.
The incident occurred at 11:43 a.m. in the 1000 block of Fountain Springs Circle, where a resident returning home found an intruder inside her house.
The intruder pointed a gun at the homeowner and her child, holding them hostage briefly and forcing them to move through the house before fleeing.
The two were held "a very short period," Simpkins said.
Detectives working on the investigation developed a suspect, 20-year-old Brendan Fagen, of Danville.
Fagen was arrested without incident Wednesday and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. He was booked on two counts of kidnapping with intent to commit robbery, and one count each of burglary, robbery and false imprisonment. He is being held on $2,175,000 bail.
Detectives are actively investigating the case, as two handguns, a .40 caliber and a .45 caliber, stolen from the home, Simpkins said. The two pistols have not been recovered.
"A small amount of other property was stolen, but our focus is on the guns for safety reasons," Simpkins said.
Anyone with information related to this case is asked to call Danville PD detectives at 314-3700.