Police: Dorchester home invasion not random; thieves targeted safe with several hundred thousand dollars

Two men who forced two Livingstone Street residents back into their home at gunpoint Thursday briefly made off with a safe that contained more than $400,000 from the family business, a police source says.

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office confirms that when Randy Soto and Victor Baez-Lara were arrested, police found a safe in Baez-Lara's car. Officers also found jewelry, alcohol, a laptop and cash and phones from the two victims in the car, the DA's office says.

The two were arraigned Friday on charges of armed home invasion, unlawful possession of a firearm and unlawful possession of ammunition. Prosecutors asked for $500,000 bail for each and that they be placed under house arrest if they made bail; a Dorchester District Court judge set bail at $100,000 each, declined to order house arrest but did order them to stay away from the victims.

The two were arrested not long after the incident when an officer noticed a car matching the description of the getaway vehicle in the parking lot of the Geneva Avenue Stop & Shop. A third suspect remains at large.

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    Not surprised though, right?

    Well, why was he playing with his iPhone on the subway? Was the cyclist wearing a helmet? Was the driver wearing a seatbelt when she got t-boned? Why were the dumb students walking home late at night through Neighborhood X? Oh, and was the dog on a leash? UHub is victim-blaming central.