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E.C. man awakens to find burglar in his home

March 28, 2001

An El Centro man scuffled with a burglar Tuesday night after waking up to find the suspect in his home.

According to El Centro Police Department log entries, Joe Gomez, 42, was sleeping when the burglar entered his residence at 400 S. Imperial Ave.

Log entries state Gomez and the male suspect had a physical altercation before the man left the home.

The suspect, who did not leave with any property, according to the logs, is described as a 5 foot 7 inch Hispanic male about 30 years old with a medium to dark complexion, short hair and mustache.

The suspect was last seen running south from the residence wearing faded jeans and no shirt.

Further information was unavailable from El Centro police.

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