Police on the hunt for home burglars

June 2, 2011

NEW — 6:35 p.m. June 2, 2011

Newcastle Police are searching for two men who burglarized a house near Southeast 81st Court and 126th Place Southeast just before noon June 2. A neighbor called 911 after seeing two men enter the back yard of the house, Police Chief Melinda Irvine said.

After entering through the back door, the men discovered somebody was home and fled on foot. There was no confrontation between the men and the homeowner, Irvine said.

Police chased the men on foot as the men scaled back fences through the neighborhood, but police were unable to apprehend the suspects. A police helicopter also responded to the area.

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