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Police Arrest Suspected Robber Thwarted by Boy in Home Invasion

A 24-year-old suspect has been arrested in the Brooklyn home invasion in which a boy picked up a gun dropped



    A 10-year-old boy fought against two robbers who tried to break into his Brooklyn home. Pei-Sze Cheng reports. (Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013)

    Police say they've arrested one of the two robbers who were thwarted by a 10-year-old boy when they tried to break into a Brooklyn family's home Monday.

    Jayquan Straker, 24, was arrested on a robbery charge in the armed home invasion. Police said he and another man entered a Canarsie home on 80th Street at about 5:15 p.m., where nine people were inside, and demanded cash. 

    When one of the suspects pointed a gun through a doorway, someone slammed the door on the suspect's arm, causing him to drop the gun.

    The boy picked up the gun and fired a shot but did not hit anyone. The other suspect also fired a shot, according to police, which also did not strike anyone.

    The suspects, one of whom was dressed in a FedEx uniform, then fled the home, police said.

    It wasn't immediately clear if Straker had an attorney. The other suspect is still being sought by police.