Man holds teen suspect at gunpoint

Published 12:17 am Saturday, May 14, 2011

After allegedly finding a 16-year-old in his home on Thursday, a Suffolk man held the boy at gunpoint until police could arrive and arrest him on charges of breaking and entering.

The teen, whom police would not name because he is a minor, was charged with four counts of breaking and entering and three counts of petit larceny, according to Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George.

He is being held at Chesapeake Juvenile Services, George said in a press release Friday afternoon.

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The homeowner, who lives in the 1500 block of Wood Duck Road, returned home a little after 11 a.m. on Thursday and entered through the front door, only to find the teen inside the residence, according to a police report.

The 58-year-old homeowner, Raymond Walter Sorensen, who was described as a “neighbor” to the boy, then pulled a weapon and held the boy at gunpoint until police could respond to the call and transport the boy to police headquarters, the police report states.

According to George, police believe the boy has broken into the Sorensen home four times in the past six months.

Burglaries began at the Sorensen home in November, with another in April and two in May, George said. In each incident, someone stole “small items and prescription medication,” she added.