'Ninja robbers' sentenced to 3 decades in prison

ORLANDO, Fla. — The three men known as the “ninja robbers” were sentenced Monday.

Andres Perez, 47, Henry Contreras, 51, and his son Jonathan, 30, were convicted of several charges in May in relation to a 2014 home invasion robbery in Windermere.

Investigators called them the “ninja robbers” because they wore all-black clothing and masks.

Perez and Henry Contreras were sentenced to 30 years in prison. Jonathan Contreras was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

The men were facing potential life sentences.

In May 2014, homeowner Bill Kitchen and Camilo Espinol arrived to their Lake Butler Boulevard home and were met by the robbers in the garage area.

Authorities said the three men bound the homeowners’ hands and walked the two inside the residence, demanding jewelry, money and valuables.

In a photo captured from the surveillance camera, Kitchen can be seen sitting against the wall with a pillowcase over his head and his hands bound.

One of the robbers took the victim’s hat and wore it during the robbery.

The victims told authorities the men stole one of their cars and fled. The vehicle was found abandoned near State Road 535 and Lake Butler.

Once the masked men left, the two were able to escape and go to a neighbor’s house to call 911.

Kitchen and Espinol were not injured.

In a Facebook post, Kitchen describes what he and Espinol endured.

“We were asked to produce all money, jewelry and valuables,” he said in the post. “For an hour they ransacked the house."