Hunt continues for suspect in home invasion
Updated On: May 01 2014 07:00:06 PM CDT
The hunt continues Thursday for a man wanted in connection with a frightening home invasion and robbery in Northampton County.
Another suspect was nabbed Wednesday and we've learned that he's been in trouble with the law before.
Steven, 41, of Wilson Borough, is behind bars and faces a slew of charges including aggravated assault and resisting arrest.
"It just proves that this type of situation can happen anywhere," Washington Township police officer Scott Miller said.
Police say after posing as interested home buyers Tuesday, Tomino and a yet-to-be-identified black male came back to the Washington Township home Wednesday.
The pair apparently said they wanted to take pictures but instead duct-tapped the elderly homeowners, stuffed them in a pantry and robbed the place.
"Everybody has to be cautious of their surroundings and situation," Miller said.
Miller said that in this case, the homeowner was just that.
He received a call from the woman, who said she felt uneasy while the men were taking pictures of the bedroom.
"Upon entering the house I heard a woman scream and two males were seen running out the back of their house jumping into a vehicle," Miller described.
That led to a car chase ending in Easton's College Hill.
The black male got away and Tomino was arrested, but not before getting into a scuffle with police.
Tomino, who also goes by Steven Bright, is no stranger to being on the wrong side of the law.
In 2004 he was sentenced to two to five years in state prison for crashing into a Wilson Borough police car.
Then just two years ago Tomino was given a one year sentence for a simple assault charge.
Family members say Tomino, who has a little boy and girl, was hard up for cash.
They say he was a laid off from his job and at a plastic company last year and his unemployment had run out.
The black male suspect is considered to be armed and dangerous.
Police say when selling your home, only allow potential buyers in that have been set up through your realtor.
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