Two men have been convicted of kidnapping a woman and her two sons during a Sacramento home invasion robbery.
A jury on Tuesday found Antione Cisco, 20, and Reynaldo Eknar, 23, guilty of three counts of first-degree robbery, six counts of kidnapping for extortion and three counts of kidnapping for robbery, according to a Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office news release. The jury also found that each defendant used a firearm in committing the crimes.
On June 20, 2016, Cisco and Eknar kicked down the front door of a home where a woman and her two sons lived. The two men demanded money and property, beat the victims and forced them to the ground at gunpoint as the intruders searched for valuables, the news release said.
Cisco and Eknar then forced the victims into a vehicle, drove them to a bank and told one of the sons to withdraw $8,000. The son, fearing for the safety of his mother and brother, withdrew the money. The defendants then drove to another bank and told the son to withdraw another $8,000. This time, the son told bank personnel what was happening and they called 911.
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Police arrived and arrested Cisco and Eknar.
Eknar has prior convictions for illegal possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana for sale, according to the news release.
Both men are to be sentenced Nov. 17 by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Marjorie Koller.