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PD: Suspected burglar breaks legs and back jumping from balcony

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 16:33:47-04

PHOENIX — A burglary suspect allegedly broke his legs and back jumping from a balcony to evade a homeowner.

Early Wednesday morning Phoenix police located and arrested the second suspect, David Paul Flores, 42, on the I-10 freeway near 43rd Avenue for armed robbery.

Police say on June 22, Flores and John Mosqueda, 26, used a pry bar to enter an apartment near 35th and Dunlap avenues. Mosqueda allegedly came out of the front door when the homeowner came home and saw his front door open.

Mosqueda retreated into the home, while the victim called the police. He later saw Flores and Mosqueda on the balcony. The two suspects then pointed a handgun and rifle at the victim, according to police.

They threw two trash bags containing stolen items off the balcony and jumped. Police say Flores grabbed the two bags and ran to a car to escape, while Mosqueda broke his legs and back. Police located Mosqueda hiding outside a nearby convenience store.

Mosqueda allegedly told police that he thought he was helping Flores move and didn't realize this was a burglary until the homeowner arrived.

They were both arrested for burglary and aggravated assault.

Mosqueda was taken to the hospital for treatment and will be arrested. Flores is shown in the mugshot above.