Suspected burglar held in Trincity

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Quick work by police led to the arrest of a man suspected of being involved in a house burglary in Trincity on Saturday.

Northern Division officers responded to a distress call about a house break-in in progress on Montague Avenue around 8.30 pm.

A statement from the police said the officers went over the fence and searched for the suspect in the house. They were attacked by a large dog, but managed to scare it away by firing two shots.

Other officers arrived and found a man jumping over a wall at the eastern side of the house.

Backup was called and the first responders ran after the man, who was held along Fifth Street, Cane Farm.

The victim told the police, around 9 am on the same day he locked his home and left. But after being told about a possible break-in, he returned to find the kitchen window pried open and a door lock tampered with.

A hammer and a screwdriver, not belonging to the victim, were found by crime scene investigators on the living room table.

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