USD Bribery Suspects Accused in Home Invasion

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    The suspects are accused of blindfolding and pistol-whipping four residents inside an East County home.

    Several suspects who allegedly blindfolded, pistol-whipped and robbed four people inside an East County home have been arrested including two men accused in a sports bribery scandal.

    Four masked men entered the home on Wildwind Drive in unincorporated El Cajon around 10 p.m. on December 15, 2010 and held the victims at gunpoint, according to deputies.

    "As I was getting out of the jacuzzi one guy hits me with a gun and cracks four of my teeth,"said victim Rob Fritzer.

    The men immediately tied up his wife and his 20 year old daughter, along with an employee.

    "Within a couple of minutes they shot my dog because she barked,"Fritzer told NBCSanDiego.  The dog survived.

    "They take me into my office and order me to unlock the safe, while they're holding a gun to my daughter's head, and then he chambered a round while the gun was to my daughter's head and I said "Dude, that's unnecessary," said Fritzer.

    He also said the suspects got away with cash, guns and jewelry.

    Ranse Shaba, 19, was arrested Thursday morning in downtown San Diego.

    Christopher Salmu, 45 was arrested while he was getting a haircut in National City.

    “Both were taken into custody without incident,” said Sgt. Jeff Maxin.

    Steve Goria, 32, and David Gates, 34, are currently in custody on unrelated charges in connection with an alleged sports-bribery and game-fixing ring involving the University of San Diego men's basketball team.

    Fritzer said he was not surprised to hear that two of the suspects had connections to the USD case.  "You rob people, you steal from people and you terrorize them and that leads to other crimes because they don't want to take the honest dollar."