Sunday, June 18, 2017


They picked the wrong home! Florida homeowner fights off three armed robbers with a MACHETE - and is able to hold one of them until police arrive. Five men now in custody

By Abigail Miller

Daily Mail
June 17, 2017

Five men have been arrested after an attempted armed robbery was caught on surveillance camera.

A security camera caught the moment three armed men entered an unsuspecting victim's porch in Sarasota, Florida, in an attempt to rob the homeowner.

Footage shows the masked robbers menacingly entering the porch with their weapons raised before a homeowner appears with a machete and begins chasing them around the property.

Police have arrested Alen Beltran Vazquez, Ronier Jaurgui-Lorente, Angel Cabrera-Basulto, Jorge Valido-Leyva and Roberto Salcedo-Balanza in connection with the robbery, according to the Sheriff's office.

The men, armed with a crowbar, a machete and a shotgun, allegedly told the homeowner to get on the ground.

The victim was 'in fear for his life and retreated to his residence and grabbed a machete,' reported ABC News.

Video shows the homeowner come out of his home with the machete and start to chase one of the robbers around the porch.

He was eventually able to disarm Beltran-Vazquez, who was reportedly carrying a shotgun, and held him until police were able to arrive.

Sarasota County police recovered the machete, crowbar and shotgun at the scene of the crime.

The victim told police two other men, who were later identified as Cabrera-Basulto and Jauregui-Lorente, escaped before they arrived. The two men were seen fleeing the scene in the surveillance video.

After arresting the five men, police said suspects admitted to attempting the robbery. They now face multiple charges, including armed robbery and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

They are being held at the Sarasota County Jail without bond.

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