Theft victim finds a hooded man in his garage and holds him at gunpoint until police arrive


A determined theft victim thwarted a second hit on his apartment complex parking garage when he held the suspected thief at gunpoint and zip-tied his hands until cops showed up, police said.

The 42-year-old Glendale resident installed surveillance cameras in the parking garage at his complex — located in the 200 block of West Maple Street — after his car was broken into in February, said Glendale Police Sgt. Robert William.

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Shortly before 6 a.m. on Friday, his neighbor called him and told him that the alarms he’d installed were sounding. The resident checked his cameras and spotted a hooded man walking from car to car.

That’s when he grabbed his gun and rushed toward the garage.

At gunpoint, he ordered the suspect to the ground and zip-tied the man’s hands while waiting for police to arrive.

The suspect, 32-year-old Arthur Sandrosyan, who lives about a mile away in Glendale, had reportedly stolen a garage opener and a cellphone charger that morning from another parked car.

During the investigation, police recovered glass cutters, pliers and coiled wire — tools, police said, typically used in car burglaries — as well as the victim’s property stolen in February.

Sandrosyan, who reportedly confessed to both burglaries, was charged this week with two counts of residential burglary, William said.

He is being held in lieu of $40,000 bail, according to Los Angeles County jail records.


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