- Associated Press - Monday, April 11, 2016

FRUITLAND, N.M. (AP) - San Juan County authorities say three Fruitland men are accused of robbing two women in their home.

The Sheriff’s Office says one of the victims was an 81-year-old woman who was forced to lie face down on a bed so she couldn’t call police before the robbers left Sunday.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, the victims believed one of the robbers was a neighbor. Investigators then interviewed him and two of his friends, resulting in their arrests and recovery of money and jewelry stolen from the women’s home.

The Sheriff’s Office says 19 year-old Cory Redding and 18-year-olds Jacob Sandoval and Dillon Smith were jailed on suspicion of robbery-related charges and tampering with evidence.

It could not be immediately determined whether they have attorneys who could comment on the allegations.

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