Austin woman catches burglar in action

Published 7:15 am Tuesday, September 29, 2009

An Austin woman reportedly saw a burglary in-action Friday night, but the suspect fled when approached.

The 44-year-old woman said she saw a man attempting to pry away a window air conditioner at her neighbor’s home on the 400 block of 11th Street Northwest, according to a police report.

The woman went to ask the man what he was doing, but he set down the air conditioner and left through the backyard.

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The woman said the man is about 6 feet tall with a medium build, and he was wearing a dark, hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

She said she didn’t see his face because his hood was up.

Police have not identified the suspect.