By Bill Parry
The NYPD busted a gunman in a Corona home invasion and is currently searching for his accomplice, police said.
Two men approached a 25-year-old man outside his residence in the vicinity of Christie Avenue and 101st Street last Thursday just after 11 p.m., thre authorities said.
After a brief conversation, Jesus Palacio, 36, of Lynn, Mass., allegedly drew a firearm as both forced their way into the home, according to the NYPD. Once inside, the suspects demanded money, but while the accomplice fled the scene, Palacio was arrested at the scene and charged with robbery, burglary and criminal use of a firearm and other charges, police said.
The suspect who fled the location is described as a 6-foot Hispanic man around 200 pounds with facial hair last seen wearing a black hat and a black T-shirt. Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.
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