Man stops intruder during Antioch home burglary, Thursday

By Sergeant Tarra Nissen, Antioch Police Community Policing Bureau

On Thursday, May 1, 2014 at approximately 1:45 P.M., a resident in the 3000 Block of Lovebird Way arrived home to find an unknown male inside his house in the process of burglarizing it. The resident confronted the male and tried to physically detain him but the responsible was able to escape out the front door. The victim got into his vehicle and began following the responsible down the street. As he did, the responsible began brandishing a firearm at the victim, who continued to follow at a distance.

The responsible jumped a fence into the backyard of a residence in the 3000 block of Swallow Way and the victim lost sight of him. The victim watched the residence until officers arrived. A perimeter was set up and the residence and yard were checked by officers but the responsible was not located. The victim was not injured during the incident and no shots were fired.

This incident is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Antioch Police Department at (925) 779-6300 or you may text a tip to 274637 (CRIMES) using key word ANTIOCH.

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