Police Arrest Suspected Robber Thwarted by Boy in Home Invasion

A 24-year-old suspect has been arrested in the Brooklyn home invasion in which a boy picked up a gun dropped

Friday, Jun 7, 2013  |  Updated 8:09 AM EDT
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A 10-year-old boy fought against two robbers who tried to break into his Brooklyn home. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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A 10-year-old boy fought against two robbers who tried to break into his Brooklyn home. Pei-Sze Cheng reports.

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Boy Grabs Gun in Brooklyn Home Invasion

Police released surveillance video of a home invasion they say was thwarted by a boy who grabbed a gun dropped by one of the suspects.
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Police say they've arrested one of the two robbers who were thwarted by a 10-year-old boy when they tried to break into a Brooklyn family's home Monday.

Jayquan Straker, 24, was arrested on a robbery charge in the armed home invasion. Police said he and another man entered a Canarsie home on 80th Street at about 5:15 p.m., where nine people were inside, and demanded cash. 

When one of the suspects pointed a gun through a doorway, someone slammed the door on the suspect's arm, causing him to drop the gun.

The boy picked up the gun and fired a shot but did not hit anyone. The other suspect also fired a shot, according to police, which also did not strike anyone.

The suspects, one of whom was dressed in a FedEx uniform, then fled the home, police said.

It wasn't immediately clear if Straker had an attorney. The other suspect is still being sought by police. 

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