Caught on Camera: Colorado woman scares off burglars with hand gun

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Published: Jan. 17, 2019 at 8:03 PM CST
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A Colorado woman armed with a gun was able to scare off a group of criminals who broke into her family's home on Wednesday.

The group came in through the back door of the home around 2:30 p.m. They arrived at the home in a stolen car, broke in and took several items including a gun, jewelry, and keys to the homeowner's car.

Surveillance footage shared from KKTV shows the criminals in the act armed with guns. One of them was even seen looking in the fridge. While they were rummaging through the house you can see the robbers gather at the front window. They noticed a woman, armed with a gun herself, was on the phone and coming toward the house. The woman was the resident's mother-in-law. She approached the house slowly, warning the criminals she had a gun. They took off running out the back of the home.

You can see the woman, pistol in hand, cautiously make her way into the home. You can also hear her shouting out verbal warnings.

One of the suspects, a juvenile, was taken into custody. Officers located a stolen car that was taken from the home about a mile away.

(Video footage courtesy of KKTV)