Police in Chelsea arrested a man wanted in connection with an early morning home invasion. Two others are still on the loose.
Firefighters responding to a report of smoke coming from a Lafayette Avenue apartment came upon the robbery in progress when one of the suspects jumped from a third floor window to try to escape.
That man, Carnne Augustin, 25, of Chelsea, was quickly apprehended by police. When he was arrested, he had a .357 handgun and was carrying more than $10,000 concealed around his body. Another $20,000 was found in a black bag near the scene.
Augustin will be arraigned in Chelsea District Court Thursday morning where he faces multiple charges including armed home invasion and illegal carrying of a firearm
Police are investigating a possible drug connection.
The initial investigation and interview with the victims suggests that one victim was dumping trash in a compactor when he was forced at gunpoint by two men to give his keys and apartment number. One suspect stayed with the victim while another went in the apartment and tied up a second victim with a computer cord and robbed the apartment.
The arrival of the Chelsea Fire Department spooked the suspects. One fled on foot to a waiting silver car. That man and his driver got away.