On November 16, 2011 at approximately 10:09 pm, the Rochester Police were called to a Hartley Road residence for an armed home invasion that had just occurred. The 21 year old male victim told responding officers that an acquaintance named “Gus” knocked on his door and when he opened it, he was forced back into the house at gunpoint.
The victim claimed that the suspect, identified as Augusto M. Darosa, 35, of Phillips Street in Attleboro, forced the victim to the second floor of the home where he allegedly stole a safe containing several thousand dollars.
The perpetrator fled the scene in a dark colored minivan. Rochester Police Sergeant William Chamberlain and Officer Adam Brightman obtained an arrest warrant for Darosa early Thursday morning. Police from Rochester, Attleboro, Taunton, Brockton, and the Massachusetts State Police assisted.
Early on Thursday, Attleboro Police located the dark colored van in the driveway of Darosa’s Phillips Street home and were able to take him into custody without incident. He was transported back to the Rochester Police Department where the investigation into the incident will continue. Darosa is facing charges of home invasion while armed with a firearm, armed robbery, and larceny over $250.
Rochester Police Department Press Release