ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Officials say a burglary suspect was caught in the act by a homeowner.
The suspect is now custody after causing havoc in one Albuquerque neighborhood.
Officers swarmed the area between Tower and Sunset Gardens just west of 98th Street in the southwest Albuquerque around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Albuquerque police were out looking for 29-year-old Larry Gallegos.
They say he took off from a house after the homeowner saw him break in and steal a gun from the house.
Because such a wide area was closed off, many people who were arriving home were stopped and not allowed to go to their houses. Other residents were stuck in their homes.
Ignacio Herrera says he was worried about his mom.
"I'm just wondering what's going on and concerned for my mom's there in her house by herself," Herrera said.
Police say Gallegos was jumping from yard to yard, attempting to break into homes and ditching his clothes in an attempt to get away.
Officials say they did recover one handgun when they arrested Gallegos but they say a second handgun that he stole from a home is still missing.
APD asks anyone with information on the gun to call police immediately.
Officials say Gallegos has a criminal history.
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