An attempted home-invasion robbery in Reseda early Saturday didn’t go according to plan when the intended victim grabbed a gun and shot at the intruder.
The would-be robber fled into the night, and it wasn’t known if the individual was was hit by the gunfire.
The resident fired at least two shots at the suspect dressed in dark clothing who had entered the home during an attempted home invasion robbery.
The suspect, a man in his 30s, was able to elude police and remained at large, said Lt. P. Chambers of the LAPD’s West Valley station.
Officers were dispatched at 12:05 a.m. to the 6600 block of Silvia Avenue, in response to a “burglary/hot prowl” call, Chambers said.
The victim was sleeping in his bedroom when he heard suspicious sounds coming from the kitchen/rear door area and armed himself with a handgun. He then heard “cracking sounds,” as if a door was opening, he said.
The homeowner then went to his kitchen, where he was about three feet from the suspect. He fired one to two shots at the suspect, who fled, the police lieutenant said.
The suspect then climbed over a rear block wall and out of sight, Chambers said. Officers arrived at the scene, and with the assistance of a police helicopter, searched the area until about 2:45 a.m.
Anyone with information regarding the attempted home invasion robbery was asked to call the LAPD’s West Valley station at (818) 374-7611.
–City News Service
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