Four Arrested in Pointe at Central Armed Home Invasion

Posted December 6, 2017

The UCF Police Department has identified the four people involved with the armed home invasion at Pointe at Central last week.

They are Reysling DeJesus Herrera, 22; Jose Almonte, 17; Alexis Jasmine Walker, 20; and Amani Jalia Hamilton, 21.

Herrera, Almonte and Hamilton are in custody in Osceola County. There is an active warrant for Walker’s arrest. All four face charges of home-invasion robbery with a firearm, false imprisonment and trespass of a conveyance, with an additional charge of grand theft auto for Hamilton.

On Wednesday, Nov. 29, two residents at the Pointe at Central apartment complex contacted UCF Police to report an armed robbery.

Through the course of the subsequent police investigation, it was learned that Walker reached out to a resident of the apartment to arrange a drug deal. Walker, Hamilton, Herrera and Almonte arrived at the apartment complex together in a Chevrolet Camaro that had been reported stolen out of Orange County.

Walker and Hamilton went upstairs to the residents’ apartment and socialized. At some point, the women signaled to the men downstairs, and Herrera and Almonte rushed inside the apartment. Herrera pointed a semi-automatic pistol at the residents as Almonte collected items from the unit.

The group left the scene with drugs, electronics, a backpack, and one of the resident’s wallets.

Detectives were able to make contact with both women, who implicated themselves in the incident.

On Friday, Dec. 1, UCFPD investigators were alerted to two arrests made by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in connection with the stolen vehicle used in the crime at the Pointe at Central. Herrera and Almonte were in the Camaro, which also contained some of the items stolen during the armed home invasion. The car fled from police and the men fled on foot before being apprehended and arrested by the sheriff’s deputies.

Herrera and Almonte denied involvement in the UCF-area crime but were positively identified by the victims. They face additional charges from the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

Collaboration and communication helped UCFPD investigators solve this case, and we are grateful for our partnership with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office.

UCFPD hopes that this unfortunate incident will serve as a reminder that involvement with drugs—no matter how small—invites bigger crime and danger into our community. UCFPD takes seriously any crimes committed against members of our community, and we ask that our students and faculty and staff members be our teammates in crime prevention.