Man fires gun to chase burglars out of his home

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Man fires gun to chase burglars out of his home

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YUMA, AZ - The Yuma County Sheriff's Office says a Yuma man chased away two men who had broken into his trailer home and fired several warning shots to keep the suspects away.

Yuma County Sheriff's Office says 26-year-old Rigoberto Quiroga and 28-year-old Jesus Arbizo are now behind bars after having forced their way through a window. It happened around 3 in the morning in the 2300 block of East 15th Street.

The 22-year-old man who lived in the trailer grabbed a gun when he spotted the intruders and ran after them outside the trailer as they took off.

The suspects were later arrested outside a nearby apartment complex.

Police says the victim fired shots in the general direction of the burglars but not directly at them. No one was injured.

YCSO says both men were booked on suspicion of criminal trespassing and burglary.

 

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