Suspect, accomplice in armed home invasion arrested

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BUTLER, Pa. —

Two men are facing charges after police said one of them robbed a woman at gunpoint inside her Butler County home and the other spent money using her stolen credit cards.

According to police, Steven Spare forced his way into a woman’s home while her 4-year-old son was sleeping.

“I heard a knock at the door and I asked, ‘Who is it?’ He said, ‘Armstrong Cable,’ so I opened the door. There was a man wearing a bandana and he put a gun in my face,” the victim said.

The woman told Channel 11’s Amy Marcinkiewicz that Spare pushed his way into her home and kept the gun pointed at her hear while demanding she get her purse.

“I was scared. I thought I was going to die. I never saw the guy and didn’t know who he was,” the woman said.

The woman said she became increasingly terrified when she realized her 4-year-old son was sleeping in the bedroom where her purse was.

“I had to tell him my son was in the room. I was afraid he would wake up and the man would shoot and kill him,” she said.

Authorities said Spare gave the woman’s credit cards to Witt Yost and he used them at various stores around Butler.

Spare is charged with robbery, burglary and receiving stolen property, police said. Yost is charged with forgery, access device fraud and receiving stolen property, police said.

Both remain jailed on $100,000 bonds.