Arnold, Pa. – Police in Arnold were called to 1625 4th Avenue for a report of a female that called 911 and was currently on the line reporting that a home invasion was taking place at that address.
Officers responded and we’re assisted by several New Kensington and Lower Burrell police officers. Upon arriving on scene, officers took up a perimeter around the residence. Once the perimeter was met, police said they could hear what sounded like a male voice mentioning a gun.
Responding officers were notified of the potential threat of a gun. Police made contact at the front door knocking and announcing. A light complexion black male (the son) came to the door and exited to the porch.
Police entered the structure and found a male offender prone on the floor restrained by the father of the son who had exited to the porch. The offender was bound with electrical cords and black tape. The suspected is identified as Raiquan Banks, age 19 of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. According to the criminal complaint, Banks was invited to the home by the victim when a struggle ensued as Banks attempted to rob the victim. Banks allegedly pulled out a handgun that went off during the struggle. The father tried to use his own gun to shoot at a second man, but the gun failed to go off.
Banks was charged with F1 Robbery-Inflict Serious Bodily Injury 02/10/2019, F3 Firearms Not To Be Carried W/O License, and 4 M2 Counts of Recklessly Endangering Another Person. Banks is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing before the Honorable District Judge Frank J. Pallone Jr. at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21.
Banks was denied bail and it currently housed in the Westmoreland County Jail.