Five armed robbers attempted to burglarize a Sarasota, Florida home early Thursday morning. The victim fought them off, and even held one of the robbers until deputies arrived.
The robbers were armed with a shotgun, machete and crowbar.
Five men from South Florida were arrested in connection with an armed robbery that occurred Thursday in Sarasota.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, officials received the report of a suspicious person armed with a rifle at a home in the 2100 block of Dodge Avenue.
As deputies were responding, they received information that the homeowner disarmed the suspect and was holding him until law enforcement arrived.
The victim told deputies two more suspects were involved and fled prior to their arrival.
Surveillance video from the victim’s home showed Alen Beltran-Vazquez, Angel Cabrera-Basulto and Ronier Jauregui-Lorente enter the victim’s porch, armed with a shotgun, machete and crowbar.
In the video, Cabrera-Basulto and Jauregui-Lorente are seen fleeing the home, while the victim arms himself with a machete. He held Beltran-Vazguez until deputies arrived.
Photo of the 5 men who were arrested:
This is a WILD VIDEO: