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15-year-old Edgewood girl stops burglar by calling police

Post by Alexis Krell / The News Tribune on June 25, 2012 at 8:43 am |
June 25, 2012 9:16 am

Authorities are looking for a man who tried to burglarize an Edgewood home Sunday night.

Edgewood police say a 15-year-old girl, home by herself, heard a knock at the front door about 5:30 p.m. She called her mother who told her to call 911.

The teen hid in her bedroom as she called for help, and could hear the burglar in another room, KIRO -TV reported.

Edgewood and Milton police and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene.

Edgewood police told KIRO-TV that the girl ran out of the house when officers arrived.

The suspect ran out the back door to a waiting getaway driver. They got rid of the SUV, registered in Yakima, in Milton.

As of Monday morning, Edgewood Police Chief Ed Knutson said he wasn’t sure if the burglar had taken anything from the house, but added that he didn’t appear to be carrying anything when he fled.

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