Rockford Burglary Victim Holds Suspected Burglar at Gunpoint

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A Rockford building owner held a suspected burglar at gunpoint until police arrived on Thursday.

Officers were called to the 400 block of 15th Avenue for a report of a subject armed with a handgun.  They arrived to find the building owner holding the burglary suspect at gunpoint.

The owner had discovered his building had been burglarized and was able to locate the suspected burglar inside, who police have identified as 35-year-old Justin Deleon.  Deleon attempted to flee, but the owner managed to corner him at the intersection of 15th Ave. and Garden Court.

Detectives arrived and after investigated, released the owner of the building without charges as he was legally in possession of the handgun.

Deleon was charged with Burglary and jailed.

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