Police said the alleged robbers stole jewelry, laptop computers, cash, bank cards and the couple's Lexus. It took the bound couple nearly three hours to free themselves. Police said the men used the couple's stolen bank cards to withdraw $1,000 in cash at two area banks.
Nieves and Martinez will be arraigned on charges of robbery, kidnapping, burglary, criminal trespass, aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy, reckless endangerment, unlawful restraint, theft, receiving stolen property, possessing instruments of crime, illegal weapons and access device fraud.
The home at 218 E. Market St. is owned by attorney James H. Lutz and his wife, Petrina Calantoni, according to property records. Police have not identified the homeowners.
According to court documents and police:
As the men fled in a car stolen during the robbery, police were able to track them by the car's GPS signal.
After Allentown police spotted the car parked on a street corner, Nieves and Martinez fled. Niieves pulled out a handgun from his waistband and racked the slide.
Nieves was shot by Allentown police Officer Ryan Koons and remains in St. Luke's Hospital Fountain-Hill.
As police re-traced the route taken by the men as they fled, they found several stolen items, including jewelry, a laptop computer and a Wii gaming system and several game cartridges.
Nieves' bail has been set at $1 million for charges in Lehigh County including aggravated assault on police, various weapons offenses, receiving stolen property and conspiracy.
Martinez is being held in Lehigh County Prison under $750,000 bail.Police said both men have unknown addresses.