According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, it was just after 4:45 a.m. when several suspects targeted a home on Dodge Avenue with the intention of robbing the men who were relaxing there.
Investigators say the man used a machete to defend himself from robbery suspects and held one of the captive until police arrived.
According to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office, on early Thursday morning, a homeowner was able to disarm an alleged robber by using a machete and hold the suspect until deputies could arrive on the scene.
Sarasota County Sheriff's Office (SARASOTA, Fla.) - Five men are under arrest in South Florida after an attempted armed robbery was caught on video.
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The victim told police two other men, who were later identified as Cabrera-Basulto and Jauregui-Lorente, escaped before they arrived. Detectives recovered surveillance video from the victim's home which captured the entire incident.
Deputies were quickly able to locate a suspicious vehicle at a gas station on Fruitville Road.
The video shows three suspects - Angel Cabrera-Basulto, Ronier Jauregui-Lorente and Alen Beltran-Vazquez - entering the home through the porch, armed with a shotgun, machete and crowbar, according to the sheriff's office. Inside the auto, deputies said they found "four men wearing dark clothing ... one of whom was carrying several zip ties". Here are their mug shots.
The man with the firearm was identified as Beltran Vasquez, a convicted felon, WFLA reported. Valido-Leyva and Salcedo-Balanza face two counts each of principal to armed robbery.The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are pending.