Elderly man held against will in Sarasota home invasion - FOX 13 News

Elderly man held against will in Sarasota home invasion

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SARASOTA (FOX 13) -

Sarasota deputies say an elderly man had a rude awakening on Christmas Eve morning.

A man in his early 20s broke into his home, stole several items, and held the man against his will.

Deputies say it all unfolded around 6:30 a.m. The suspect entered through a sliding glass door at a residence in the 4700 block of Stone Ridge Trail.

He took a flat screen TV and other items.

Alerted to his presence, the elderly man tried to run out of the residence, but the man would not let him leave – locking him in a closet.

The suspect then took the victim's gun in his bedroom, but after a brief struggle, the suspect left the residence and took off in a light-colored car.

Deputies are gathering more information.

Stay with Fox 13 for updates.

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