On December 27, 2017, Officers from the Auburn Police Department responded to 10 White Terrace for a report of a 16 year old female who was being held against her will and possibly tortured.
When officers arrived, they located the victim and identified the possible suspects and secured the residence as a crime scene.
After an investigation, police determined that a home invasion had occurred earlier that day, where two men entered the home demanding marijuana. Once inside, the victims were assaulted and threatened and at least three shots were fired from a firearm possessed by one of the suspects.
Based on information obtained from these preliminary interviews, investigators were able to obtain and verify a Facebook profile picture which showed both possible suspects.
This information was shared with the Worcester Police Department and the suspects were quickly identified by several Gang Unit officers.
Arrest warrants were obtained for each of the identified males through the Worcester District Court. The warrants were served yesterday morning with the assistance of the Worcester Police Gang Unit, Worcester Detective Bureau, Worcester Police Operations and members of the Massachusetts State Police Violent Fugitive Apprehension Section.
The two men arrested yesterday are identified as 22 year old Xabiel Feliciano and 24 year old Ibrahim Burale, both of Worcester.