Dublin police arrest man suspected of home invasion, robbery

Couple tied up, but wife wrestles free, calls 911

Police announced Tuesday the arrest of a man wanted in connection with a home invasion robbery in Dublin on Friday.

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, police, along with the help of the El Dorado County sheriff's office, located Matthew Muller, 38, at a home in South Lake Tahoe, according to police.

Muller was taken into custody for attempted robbery, burglary, assault with a deadly weapon and assault with great bodily injury, police said.

On Friday at about 3:30 a.m., police responded to the 1600 block of N. Terracina Drive for report of a robbery, police said.

When police arrived, police learned the suspect had entered the home through an open window on the first floor and went upstairs where the home's owners were sleeping, according to police.

The suspect woke up a husband and wife and attempted to tie the couple up, but the wife got away and ran into the bathroom, where she called 911. The husband fought with the robber and was able to pull off the suspect's mask, police said.

That's when the suspect ran down stairs and fled the house, according to police. Police searched the area, but could not locate the suspect.

After an investigation, police were able to identify Muller as the suspect.

In addition to his arrest, investigators executed a search warrant at several locations connected to Muller and seized additional evidence, linking him to the crime, police said.

Daniel Montes, Bay City News

— Bay City News Service


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