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Gun-Toting Resident Surprises Redwood City Home Burglar

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(AP/CBS)

REDWOOD CITY (BCN) – San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a suspect in a residential burglary Monday morning, a spokesman said.

Deputies responded to reports of a burglary at around 11:20 a.m. in the 700 block of 7th Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City, Lt. Ray Lunny said.

The victim said that she had confronted the suspect with her firearm as the suspect was trying to break into her home, Lunny said.

She said that the suspect fled southbound on Spring Street and gave a description to the deputies at the scene, Lunny said.

Deputy Antonio Villalobos, one of the responders at the scene, remembered seeing a person matching the suspect’s description earlier that morning near Marsh Manor Shopping Center, Lunny said.

Villalobos returned to the area and found the suspect on the 3700 block of Florence Street, Lunny said.

Raymond Garcia, 27, of Redwood City was detained by the deputies and was later identified by the victim as the man who tried to burglarize her home, Lunny said.

Garcia was arrested for attempted residential burglary and parole hold and was booked into the San Mateo County Jail, Lunny said.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to contact Detective Lisandro Lopez at (650) 363-4055 or call the Sheriff’s Office Anonymous Witness Line at (800) 547-2700.

(© 2011 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Bay City News contributed to this report.)

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