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Homeowners Catch Burglars In The Act

Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 28, 2016

Manuel Gomez is stunned by what keeps happening in his Hendersonville neighborhood.

"This kind of stuff doesn't happen around here," he said.

He watched as two men broke into his neighbors home Wednesday around 3:45 p.m. His neighbors came home earlier than expected, catching the men in the act.

"When they came out and pulled the gun on my neighbors that's when I got out of the truck and I hollared at him I said 'Hey!' And he pointed it at me and said 'get back in your truck,'" Gomez said.

The homeowner doesn't want to use his name, but he told NewsChannel 5's Rebecca Schleicher he didn't recognize the men involved.

"Probably they've been canvassing the neighborhood," he said, "why they picked our house I don't know."

He says it was by chance he and his wife returned home early. And when they did they were greeted by the barrel of the gun.

"It looked like a cannon that's the best way I can describe it," he said.

The robbers took off in an old green Ford Explorer with tag 100HZL, police and witnesses say. Officers chased them but lost sight of the SUV around Madison.

They also released this sketch of one of the robbers.

They don't know if these guys are connected to the other recent attacks on the same block.

"A girl got out of her shower and she met a stranger and beat her up and took off running," Gomez said. He says the entire block knows each other well and they've decided to start a neighborhood watch, combing the streets for bad guys.

Because while no one got hurt this time this time, they have no idea what could happen in the future.

"The good lord watches out for his children a and he blessed us - no shots were fired," the homeowner said.

Anyone with information on the case was asked to call the Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-573-5400.