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Siblings arrested in violent Arlington home invasion

Police have arrested a brother and sister in connection with a violent home invasion robbery Tuesday in the 500 block of Lemon Drive, a spokesman said Friday.

Santana Rojas, 17, and Serena Rojas, 23, were arrested Thursday afternoon after a homeowner in the 500 block of White Swan Drive called police to report a burglary.

The man said he arrived home to find the brother and sister team leaving his home, tried to stop them and was struck in the face by Santana Rojas, according to Arlington police spokesman Lt. Blake Miller. The two fled but were later caught by police.

Another family member, a 16-year-old cousin, was also arrested in the Lemon Drive robbery. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.

The three victims in the Lemon Drive robbery reported being tied up and robbed of jewelry by two gunmen who wore bandannas over their faces. In a recorded 911 call, a female victim at the Lemon Drive house told operators that the robbers "blasted through the back door' with shotguns. The getaway car, a green four-door sedan, was driven by a woman with a ponytail, according to witnesses.

Police said the vehicle and suspects in the White Swan Drive robbery matched the descriptions given in the Lemon Drive robbery. Detectives also developed information during their interview with the suspects that leads them to believe that they were involved in both cases, Miller said.

Both adult suspects were being held in the Arlington jail on Friday. Bail on each suspect was set at $60,000 on the aggravated robbery and burglary charges.

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