Yakima police looking for burglar stopped by armed homeowner


    Yakima police looking for burglar stopped by armed homeowner (File Photo)

    YAKIMA, Wash. - Yakima police say they are looking for a man who was stopped in a burglary once the homeowner pointed a gun at him.

    Officials with the Yakima Police Department said the homeowner noticed a man in their backyard at the 600 block of S. 9th Ave. around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.

    Police said the burglar was seen taking a compressor from the detached garage.

    According to reports, the owner came out of the home with a handgun and ordered the burglar to stop and get on the ground.

    The man ran away from the garage and police say they are now looking for him.

    The burglar is described as a man in his mid 20s to 30s, bald and has a mole on his face.

    Police are asking anyone with information regarding this incident to call YPD at 509-575-6200. Yakima County Crime Stoppers at 509-248-9980, 800-248-9980 or online.

    Tips can be reported to Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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