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North Austin Duplex Subject of Home Invasion

Two men who told police they broke into a North Austin duplex when the next door neighbor they intended to rob wasnít home, were charged with aggravated robbery.

Imran Rafaquat Khan, 17, and Christopher Michael Braddy, 19, were being held today on $100,000 bail each in the Travis County Jail on single felony counts.

Austin Police arrested the pair early Monday in a car parked in the driveway of the duplex neighboring the duplex in the 2100 block of Lamplight Village Circle they had broken into minutes earlier, according to affidavits filed today.

Investigators recovered most of what was taken in the robbery, the affidavits said.

The suspects told police they intended to rob a man they knew, but changed plans when the man wasnít home, the affidavits said. Instead, the suspects, masked and armed with rifles, broke into the next door duplex and forced a man to the floor at gunpoint.

The suspects fled with a laptop and MP3 players, a cell phone, a watch, a coin jar and the victimís wallet as a neighbor called the cityís 911 emergency number to report the robbery, the affidavit said.

Responding officers found the suspects in the parked car and found a shotgun-style BB gun and stolen property inside and just outside of the car, the affidavit said.

( - Blotter, Austin, TX, 12/16/09)

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