Suspect facing charges in connection with robbery.
A man is facing numerous charges after breaking into a yard in San Marcos.
It happened on Monday, December 5 just before 3:30 p.m. at a home located near Coronado Hills Drive.
A 79-year-old man and his 60-year-old wife heard their goats and dogs making noises and went outside. They saw a man, later identified as Alexander Belinsky (DOB 11/24/1986), trying to steal one of their goats. The couple tried to stop Belinsky from taking the animal, but he pushed them to the ground.
Fearing for his and his wife’s safety, the husband went inside his home and grabbed a rifle. In the meantime, Belinsky threw the goat into the front passenger seat of a dune buggy on the property. Belinsky attempted to start the dune buggy but was confronted by the husband.
Belinsky got out of the dune buggy, charged at the husband and grabbed his rifle. During the struggle, the rifle went off, hitting Belinsky.
Deputies from the San Marcos Sheriff’s Station arrived on the scene and placed Belinsky under arrest. He was taken to a hospital and treated for a non-life threatening injury.
The husband suffered cuts on his hands. The wife was not hurt.
Belinsky was arrested for robbery, elder abuse, attempted vehicle theft, residential burglary, animal cruelty and battery.
Because this incident remains under investigation, no other information or photos will be released at this time.