Woman surprises burglar, construction workers give chase

On June 9th, at approximately 11:00 AM, East Precinct officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 300 Block of 10th Avenue South to investigate a burglary.  The victim stated that she had left her residence for about 30 minutes to walk her dog.  When she returned, she encountered an unknown man  in her kitchen loading up her property in shopping bags. 

The victim screamed for help and grabbed onto the suspect in an attempt to hold him there.  The suspect, described as a black male, mid twenties, 6′ tall, 170 pounds, wearing a beige shirt and brown pants, was able to get away and left out a north side window.  The suspect then fled down some scaffolding where construction is being done on the victim’s building. 

Construction workers heard the victim’s screams and saw the suspect fleeing the building.  They chased the suspect, but lost sight of him as he was running westbound on South Jackson Street from 10th Avenue South.  Officers arrived quickly in the area and conducted an area check, but were unable to locate the suspect.  Nothing was found  to be missing from the victim’s residence.