SUNBURY -- Police in Sunbury tell us within the past week and a half there have been six burglaries in the city. Wednesday, two people were arrested, but not before a family came face to face with one of the suspects.
It was late afternoon in the middle of the week. Rico Martin was playing video games inside his cousin's home in Sunbury when out of nowhere a man pushed his way into the house.
"This dude- I hear the back door open, this guy comes running in the house like he's like where's Tiff? I say not here. So he leaves. I thought he left," said Rico Martin.
Rico wasn't the only one in the home. His children and fiancée were there, too when police say Franklin Deibler barged into the house.
"Not even five minutes I hear a big bang I go back to see what it is there's a cop. Gun in my face I'm like okay,” said Martin.
Rico didn't know it at the time, but Sunbury police say Alexandria Morton and Franklin Deibler had just broken into this empty house a few blocks away. Morton was arrested, but Deibler took off down the alley and straight into the home where Rico and his family were. Police weren't far behind.
"They make us get down and what not until they can figure out where he is. They searched the whole house they couldn't find him," said Martin
Sunbury police did eventually find Deibler in the home. Rico says he was hiding in a cubby hole in the bathroom. Police say within the past two weeks there have been 6 burglaries in the city. Neighbors aren't surprised to hear about this latest one.
“We didn't know what to make of it. It was like, ugh, we didn't know what to do," said Irene Girton.
“The guy is lucky I don't have a gun I would have shot him in the face honestly,” said Martin
Deiblur and Morton were arraigned on charges in connection with Wednesday’s break-in. Sunbury police are looking to see if the suspects are connected with the other recent burglaries.