A burglar had his hands full of stolen items when the homeowner suddenly arrived home.
The homeowner said he had been having some recent work done on his home, so he hadn't thought anything out of the ordinary was going on when he returned home mid-morning Monday and saw his garage open with a van inside.
But then someone suddenly shut the garage door. The homeowner opened it--and instead of seeing workers, realized he had unwittingly interrupted a burglary.
The suspect took off running, heading further inside the home. The homeowner went to grab his gun--and discovered that had been taken too. Knowing his gun was loaded, the homeowner decided not to chase the suspect.
Ultimately, the suspect got away with four guns--two shotguns, a pistol and a rifle--as well as two new laptops and jewelry.
The suspect was able to leave the area, but not without being spotted by others in the neighborhood, who believe he picked up three accomplices on his way out.
There is no description available on the suspect's accomplices, but the El Paso County Sheriff's Office has released one for the original suspect. He's described as a thin white male in his mid-20s, about 5-foot-4 in height. He was wearing a dark blue t-shirt and either jeans or denim shorts. He was driving a dark blue Dodge Caravan, which is a minivan.
The incident happened on the 8000 block of Fort Smith Road, not far from Highway 24 and Woodmen.
If you know anything about this incident, contact the Sheriff's Office.