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Couple Wake to Find Burglar Cutting Screen

Upper Macungie police, Emmaus K9 unit investigate Breinigsville burglary attempt.

Upper Macungie police say a Breinigsville couple woke Thursday morning to find a burglar cutting open one of their screens.

Police say it happened around 3:45 a.m. in the 8800 block of Brookdale Road. According to police, the couple living at the home woke to find a man slicing through one of their screens.

He ran, and the couple called the police. Upper Macungie officers, along with the Emmaus police K9 unit, searched the area but could not find the man. He was around 5-feet-9 wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt.

Anyone with information can call police at 484-661-5911.
richard traylor January 03, 2014 at 10:07 AM
Burglars had better beware. With the crime rate going up, many have purchased firearms and if you break into a home armed with a knife, you may find yourself carried out in a coroner's body bag. It's pretty hard to prosecute a homeowner in Pennsylvania using a gun to protect themselves from an armed intruder. Nothing says a nastier hello to unwelcome guest than a shotgun with 00 buck.

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