4th 'ninja' sought in Collier County Saturday

Published On: May 16 2014 03:20:45 PM EDT   Updated On: May 17 2014 09:08:52 PM EDT

Orange County deputies are searching for a fourth man who they say broke into upscale homes dressed like ninjas.


Collier County deputies said they arrested the fourth man involved in the ninja style robberies in upscale neighborhoods.

Deputies on Friday issued an arrest warrant for Henry "Ricky" Contreras, 48, who is also considered to be part of the home invasion ring in Orange and Collier counties.

Earlier this week, deputies arrested Frank Bowers, 54, Jonathan Contreras, 27, and Andres Perez, 45. This week deputies said the trio attempted to break into former 'N SYNC member Joey Fatone's multimillion-dollar mansion in Dr. Phillips and the trio was arrested.

Deputies said Henry Contreras, the father of one of the men already in custody, saw authorities, ditched his son along with the other suspects and the car he drove them in, and took off.

The trio was dressed in all black, wearing masks and had backpacks with handguns, zip ties and wire-cutters, according to deputies, and one of the weapons was reported stolen out of Collier County.

Deputies have linked the four suspects to a Windermere home invasion two weeks ago in which masked gunmen tied up the homeowner and robbed his multimillion-dollar home.

Bowers, Jonathan Contreras, Perez, and Henry Contreras have also been linked to similar crimes in Collier County at at least five other homes.

Contreras was arrested by Collier County deputies after a number of tips poured in.

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