Bond for ‘ninja robbers’ set over $30 million

Author: Jennifer Jones

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – Two men accused in a violent string of home invasions from Collier County all the way to Orange County are now back behind bars in Southwest Florida. Henry Contreras and Jonathon Contreras faced a judge separately Tuesday afternoon.

Collier County Judge Vince Murphy first read all 36 charges against Jonathan Contreras. They included racketeering, home invasion while armed and masked, carjacking, dealing in stolen property, aggravated battery and kidnapping.

His bond was set over $30 million.

Henry Contreras faces the same charges and his bond was also set at that amount. His appearance in court was brief because his attorney didn’t want the judge to go through all the charges.

Both men are charged in a series of home invasions throughout Collier County in 2014.

The so-called “Ninja Robbers” are accused of targeting homes. In most cases, the victims were tied up, their phones were destroyed, and their cars were stolen.

It’s uncertain how long both men will stay in jail in Collier County. The sheriff’s office tells WINK News they will eventually return to Orange County to join three other suspects also facing charges in home invasions there.

Prosecutors said those suspects would also eventually be brought to Collier County to face charges as well.

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