Men face charges in Providence home invasion

Joshua Ortiz

Two men face charges in an armed home invasion in Providence.

Joshua Ortiz, 22, and Luis Roman, 28, face charges of first-degree robbery, conspiracy and gun violations. Both men are from Providence.

Police said the men barged into a home on Vermont Avenue at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

They were arrested on Interstate 95 following a chase that ended in a crash on Thurbers Avenue. A .38 caliber handgun was found in the vehicle.

Police said Ortiz had prior warrants.