Llera and Sosa charged in armed home invasion

Two men were arrested in connection with a home invasion that took place on Geissler Drive home back in December 2015.

On Tuesday Feb. 16, police arrested Ricardo Llera, 21, of Derby. Llera was charged with conspiracy to commit robbery in the 1st degree, conspiracy to commit home invasion and intimidating a witness.

Llera was also arrested last month in Shelton and charged with criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, sale of a controlled substance, illegal possession of a controlled substance, and failure to keep drugs in their original container.

Ray Sosa, 41, also from Derby, was arrested Feb. 18, by Shelton Police, and was charged with home invasion, conspiracy to commit home invasion, robbery in the 1st degree, conspiracy to commit robbery in the 1st degree and criminal possession of a firearm.

Both were held on a $75,000 bond. Llera was arraigned in Derby Superior Court on Wednesday, Feb. 17 and Sosa is currently incarcerated on unrelated charges.

The arrests stem from a home invasion that occurred on Dec. 23 2015 on Geissler Drive in Shelton. The homeowners at Geissler Drive reported that a black and hispanic male entered their home with a handgun and demanded money at gunpoint. According to statements by police, the suspects stole cash, both the victims’ cell phones and other items. The victims were not harmed during the invasion.

An investigation by Shelton Detectives revealed Sosa was allegedly the hispanic suspect involved in the home invasion. A search warrant was executed at Sosa’s Minerva Street home and items taken from the home invasion was recovered. The firearm used in the crime and victims cell phones were also recovered. Police say that Llera personally knew the victims and was involved in planning the home invasion.

Detective Richard Bango said the case is still under investigation and other arrests are expected.