Victim holds would be burglar at gunpoint until police arrive


Jean Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez

A Lancaster City man refused to be a victim when two men attempted to burglarize his home for a second time within a week. The homeowner grabbed a gun and confronted one of the thieves at gunpoint until police arrived.

Officers were called to a home along the 300 block of Mill Street on Wednesday regarding a burglary in progress. When they got there they found the victim holding the suspect at gunpoint.

Jean Carlos Rivera-Gonzalez, 22, of Lancaster, was arrested and charged with burglary.

The property owner told officers he had just returned home when Rivera-Gonzalez knocked on his front door and forced his way inside.  He believed Rivera-Gonzalez was the same man who burglarized his home the day before, police said.

A second suspect was seen fleeing the area in a gold two-door Honda Accord. He is described as a light skinned Hispanic male possibly in his late 20’s or early 30’s and has green eyes, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 717-735-3301.