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Vance Co. homeowner reports burglary

Posted May 26, 2010 5:27 p.m. EDT
Updated May 27, 2010 12:21 p.m. EDT

— Vance County sheriff's deputies searched a wooded area off Southern Mill Road Wednesday after a homeowner reported seeing a burglar leave his home.

The homeowner told law enforcement officers that he arrived home around 8 a.m. to see someone leaving his property. He followed the suspect until deputies arrived, then they picked up the chase.

The suspect crashed his car in a ditch and fled into the woods, deputies said. Sheriff Peter White said authorities have identified the suspect and expect to apprehend him.