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Second Man Arrested for Role in BB Gun Home Invasion, Police Say

According to Phoenixville Police, four men forced their way into a Bridge Street apartment with a gun. When the residents realized it was a BB gun, they forced them back out.

Phoenixville Police made a second arrest related to an armed home invasion that went awry last week, the department is reporting.

Courtland Ramon Cuascut, 37, of Phoenixville, was arraigned on February 14 for his alleged role in the February 7 robbery of a family on the 200 block of Bridge Street. The first of the four men who allegedly carried out the crime, Linden Charles Hornung, 18, was arrested on February 8.

(Read the original story here.)

According to court documents, on February 7 sometime before 7:03 p.m., four men assaulted a Phoenixville man and his companion outside his 200 Bridge Street apartment.

The attackers, all black males, had their hoods pulled up, obscuring their faces, and one of the men brandished what appeared to be a revolver. While the man with the gun threatened the two, a second attacker punched the resident in the face. The assailants then forced the two into the apartment, at gunpoint, where four of the victim’s friends—including his nine-month-old infant—were waiting.

Once the assailants were inside, they punched a third victim in the face, then held all six people at gunpoint while they ransacked the apartment. During this time, the gunman pointed the revolver at the infant and threatened to shoot the child, adding that he would throw the baby out of the window if the terrified group didn’t hand over whatever cash they had. Ultimately, the assailants made away with almost $2,000.

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The burglars’ success was short lived. At some point during the robbery, one of the victims realized the revolver was, in fact, just a BB gun, and the group then attacked their attackers. During the ensuing struggle, three of the burglars ran out of the apartment, while the fourth escaped only after the victims removed his boots and struck him in the head with the but of his pellet gun.

Hornung, the alleged gunman, was arrested on February 8 after one of the victims told police they recognized him. Another of the victims later recognized Cuascut.

Courtland Ramon Cuascut was charged with felony counts of robbery, conspiracy to commit robbery, aggravated assault, and 28 additional misdemeanors related to the incident. He faces preliminary hearing on February 24.

Kailey February 19, 2013 at 11:46 PM
He is an amazing guy who would do anything for anyone he didn't deserve what happened to him.
Al Douchebag February 20, 2013 at 02:45 AM
Fred- have you ever been institutionalized?
Ike February 20, 2013 at 09:44 PM
Haryy , is that the real you???? Damn the fakke one..DAM .hARRY YOU LIIKE THE POLE.... yUK..... wHO ARE THE OTHER BUMS??????? GET THEM ... OUR TOWN IS SO NICE...
Khall85 February 22, 2013 at 01:44 AM
I know Linden personally and he is not a bad seed. He is a kid who made a really bad choice to be a part of this stupidity. His age makes him adult by definition. You don't believe that was "forced" or "told" to do anything? If you read the comments from the original article, you will see that the victim himself said that these kids were taking orders from Courtland. Linden is not a bad dude. He made a bad decision. And his offense that got him put in "kiddie jail" was relatively minor.
larry sinister February 24, 2013 at 12:52 PM
Growyourown is as ridic as his name...give these guys real guns and thin them out...dont waste 30 years of tax money, dope

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