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Mass. Man Returns Home to Find Burglar Still Inside

RANDOLPH, Mass. (ABC) — A Randolph man and his young son received quite a surprise Saturday night when they arrived home to find a burglar inside their house.

“When I got here I said, ‘Who’s there? Who’s there?’ and I heard some man’s sound.” Truong recalled.

When he saw the man, Truong was able to secure a door shut and call police.

“After I saw him, I closed the door back. I didn’t want him to get out,” he said. “I didn’t know what he had — a gun, a weapon, a knife, something. So I tried to hold him back really tight. I don’t know how I did it, but I did.”

While police were on their way to the house, the suspect opened up a window inside the bedroom and jumped to the ground below. He then fled the scene.

Neither Truong or his son, Ethan, were injured in the incident, but admitted they were shaken up.

“I was scared, and I lost my voice,” Truong said. “I have a hard time sleeping, because I don’t know if he’ll come back or not.”

Lt. John Hamelburg said the robber, who got into the home by breaking a first floor window, stole a laptop and jewelry.

A search of the neighborhood with a K-9 crew failed to turn up any results.

“We believe there was a vehicle involved because the trail ended at one point,” Hamelburg said.

Police said it’s not unusual to see an uptick in robberies during the holiday season.


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