A Washington man has been charged in connection with a pair of recent San Ramon home invasions, including one in which a female resident woke up and found a burglar in her bedroom doorway, authorities announced Saturday.
Robert Andrew Hickox, 21, of Everett, Wash., faces two counts of burglary, one count of possession of stolen property and special allegations of entering a residence while occupied, according to a San Ramon Police Department statement.
The Contra Costa District Attorney's Office filed the charges against Hickox on Wednesday, four days after officers reportedly arrested him in a neighborhood near both incidents.
The first home invasion occurred the night of April 18 at a home on Talavera Drive, near the intersection of Bollinger Canyon Road and San Ramon Valley Boulevard.
A female resident at the home reported around 11 p.m. that she awoke and discovered a man in the doorway of her second-story bedroom, according to police.
The resident reportedly yelled at the man, who then left the home. Police said the rear sliding-glass door and window were tampered with.
The next morning, SRPD officers were dispatched to another home in the neighborhood, where a burglar broke a back window to gain entry, police said.
The residents weren't home, and it appeared the culprit was inside for "a good deal of time" before leaving with unspecified stolen property, police said.
During the investigation later on April 19, officers patrolling in a surrounding neighborhood reportedly contacted a man who matched the description of the person involved in the late-night Talavera Drive incident.
The man was later identified as Hickox, according to police, who alleged they found him in possession of items stolen from one of the homes.
Authorities allege they obtained property, physical evidence and statements that linked Hickox to both incidents. He was arrested the afternoon of April 19 and booked into the county jail.