Suspected armed burglar arrested after fleeing deputies in Manatee Co.

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A suspected armed burglar was arrested on Saturday after he tried to flee Sarasota and Manatee deputies.

Just before 3:30 p.m., deputies say the man tried to steal a motorcycle from a home on Grand Cayman Street.

He is accused of pointing a gun at the homeowner. He then ran away when the homeowner confronted him and pointed his own gun at the suspect.

Sarasota Sheriff’s deputies were called to the 2700 block of Grand Cayman Street following reports of shots fired. Fortunately, no one was injured in the process.

Investigators say the suspect then went to a home on nearby Dueby Street pointed his gun at the homeowner and demanded their car keys.

According to deputies, that homeowner also went and got his own gun and pointed it at the suspect. The suspect then ran away from the second home.

Detectives issued an arrest warrant for 30-year-old Kyle Vickers and he was located in Manatee County the next day. With the assistance of the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, Sarasota detectives arrested Vickers following a brief pursuit.

They’re charging him with Armed Burglary, Grand Theft, and Home Invasion.

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