Nassau police at the scene of the Greenvale burglary on Saturday.

Nassau police at the scene of the Greenvale burglary on Saturday. Credit: Jim Staubitser

An alleged victim of a Greenvale burglary fired a shotgun at two masked men who broke into his home early Saturday morning, forcing the armed suspects to flee on foot before one of them was arrested nearby, Nassau County police said.

Anthony Vasquez, 31, was located blocks away from the scene of the 12:49 a.m. burglary and taken into custody by Bureau of Special Operations officers, police said. He was charged with first-degree burglary, first-degree criminal use of a firearm, first-degree attempted robbery, third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm.

Police said Vasquez and another man, who has not yet been found, entered the home on Locust Court and threatened two men and two women with a black handgun. The suspects fled twhen an alleged victim fired a shotgun at one of them, police said.

It was not clear what the men took from the home, according to police. No one was injured in the incident.

The Nassau County Police Canine Unit and officers with the Sixth Precinct assisted with the investigation, police said.

Vasquez was arraigned Sunday at First District Court in Hempstead where he was remanded to custody, according to court records.

Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call Nassau County Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS.

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