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Man Fights Off Armed Assailant in Home Robbery Attempt

Struggle ensued when suspect told occupant to put his hands up, man reportedly wrestles gun away from the suspect.

A potential home robbery victim reportedly fought off an armed attacker Thursday night after the suspect entered the the garage of the home.

The incident happened just before 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of East Bennett Avenue, according to Glendora Police.

Authorities were tight-lipped about confirming many details as this is an ongoing investigation and are continuing to work on some leads, said Lt. Rob Lamborghini of Glendora Police.

According to scanner reports, once the suspect entered the garage, he produced a silver semi-automatic handgun and told the man to put his hands up. The man then allegedly scuffled with the suspect briefly and was able to wrestle the gun away. The suspect then reportedly fled westbound in the alley behind the location on Bennett.

The owner was reportedly also home at the time of the altercation. No injuries were reported.

Officers quickly arrived and set up a perimeter to locate the suspect and a helicopter arrived to aid in the search. Police were unable to locate the suspect.

Police were unwilling to reveal the type of handgun used in the incident.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic in his mid-20s, 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 7 inches, 180 pounds, wearing a black beanie, black sweater with white writing and black pants.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to call Glendora Police at (626) 914-8250.

carolyn March 30, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Here we go again...its getting scary to live here...in Glendora....45 yrs here no issues now all HELL is happening...I know ..it happened to me...not fun...
Ryan March 30, 2012 at 06:03 PM
Probably one of the many inmates released early from county jails.
carolyn March 30, 2012 at 06:12 PM
Could be a close neighbor also....Ryan...
Ryan March 30, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Sure. Anything is possible.
Neil-Paul Bermundo March 30, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Does the "neighborhood watch" active in the city? How can the neighbors organize and ensure that they watch each others' backs everyday 24/7.
Amber March 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM
I also have been in Glendora for 32 years, and I agree. It is getting scary
Kandyce Vicens April 02, 2012 at 04:31 PM
This is ridiculous, I live in Glendora for the past 33 years and never heard anything like this. Now I am even worried to take my trash out, If this situation is not fixed, the properties in this area are going to be devaluated.
carolyn April 02, 2012 at 06:46 PM
I agree with you Kandyce ...sad to live being afraid all the time ...makes you paranoid ...afraid to stay in your house or leave it...people are evil these days ...put more police out in the neighborhoods burgularies are happening when we all are sleeping.most of the time....geez if we are gone from the home or in the home..even with security on...property and lives are at risk...Glendora we need more police officers patroling the nighborhoods now ...
Shelley Null April 03, 2012 at 10:46 PM
well I wouldn't worry to much my sister lives directly next door where this happened and we know the people involved and I don't think it was random at all. it's not like some nice family was robbed actually nobody was robbed, I don't even think that was the motivation

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