MONTE SERENO (KCBS)—Police investigators said Wednesday they believe the home invasion robbery and murder of a Monte Sereno millionaire could be connected to a notorious gang from East Oakland.
According to the San Francisco Chronicle, unnamed law enforcement sources said that Raveesh “Ravi” Kumra was killed Nov. 30 during a home invasion robbery after a prostitute gave a gang, known as the ‘Money Team,’ information about his Monte Sereno mansion.
The Money Team is one of the gangs that Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan recently attributed to the recent spike violent crime happening in that city.
One of the three men arrested in connection with the murder is believed to have ties to the Money Team, while a second is linked to the ‘Ghost Town’ gang, another group that reportedly works in tandem with the Money Team.
There have been no comments from attorneys on either side because documents related to the case have been sealed by a judge.
21-year-old Javier Garcia, 21-year-old Deangelo Joseph Austin and 26-year-old Lukis Delorean Anderson are charged with murdering Kumra while in the commission of a robbery at Kumra’s home, according to the district attorney’s office.
22-year-old Raven Dixon is accused of being an accessory to the murder.
The three men are also accused of assault with a deadly weapon by using a metal object to strike Hariner Kumra, Kumra’s wife, threatening her with bodily harm and falsely imprisoning both her and husband during the attack in the couple’s home.
Prosecutors said they intend to seek the death penalty or life imprisonment without parole in the case.
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