Police arrest five suspects in Peoria home invasions

By WEEK Producer

November 27, 2013 Updated Nov 27, 2013 at 10:56 AM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- The violent string of home invasions in Peoria could be over.

Police have arrested a group of men they believe are responsible for putting the city on edge.

The suspects are Perry Rosetto, 43, Stefan Crayton, 19, Blair Johnson, 20, Marvin Payton, 22, and Lorenzo Crayton, 22.

Lorenzo Crayton was the last to be caught. Officers arrested him at the same time the news conference was taking place at police headquarters.

Chief Steve Settingsgaard said he does not know the connection between the suspects and victims.

Police said the men were on the hunt for crimes of opportunity.

Police said they were tracking different groups of suspects and wanted to let the community know to ease fears, but couldn't.

"We were deliberately pretty quiet about it and as a matter of fact, we talked about it and we wanted the perception to be out there amongst the suspects, we were kind of asleep and not really working hard on these cases,” Settingsgaard said.

The chief said many of the stolen items have been recovered but some have been sold. Anyone who believes they purchased any of the stolen items is asked to call police.

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