Teen Catches Burglar, Gets Cut In Confrontation


A burglary over night Sunday was foiled by an unsuspecting teen living at the home, who was also sliced a few times in the confrontation.

Colorado Springs police say the burglary happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at 4907 Herndon Circle, in the Fairfax subdivision of Briargate in Colorado Springs.

Authorities say the teenage boy suffered several superficial cuts and one that required stitches after coming face-to-face with an intruder attempting to steal things out of the family's basement, also the location of his bedroom.

Police report the man was about to climb out of the window with a number of items when the boy entered. The man then started slashing at the teen with a blade before sliding out the window.

Police conducted a canine search of the area, but have been unable to find the suspect. He was reportedly dressed in all-black clothing with a ski mask and gloves. The man is also described as a heavy-built male, about six-foot-two-inches tall.

There were three other people at home during the time of the crime, but they didn't see anything. Police are now looking for leads. If you know anything about the crime, or saw a man matching that description near the search area last night, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.

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