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A Glendale man was arrested Thursday in connection with a home invasion from earlier in the week, police said.

Joshua Escobar, 19, was identified in a photo line up by the victim whose home was broken into, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

Around 4:15 a.m. July 8, Escobar allegedly smashed the window of a home in the 1000 block of Linden Ave., to gain entry, Lightfoot said.

The victims, 32-year-old male and his 63-year-old father, were awakened by the loud crashing sound and encountered the suspect in the living room, she said.

Escobar then fled eastbound on Linden Avenue without taking anything, Lightfoot said.

Later that day, the victim identified the Escobar in a photo lineup. 

At around 5:10 p.m. Thursday, detectives from the AB 109 Task Force, which monitors prisoners released under a realignment program, spotted Escobar walking out of a Taco Bell at Glenoaks Boulevard and Allen Avenue. 

He was taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.

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