Burglary Suspect Caught After Hit-and-Run Collision

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email
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Colorado Springs police say the arrest of 29-year-old Robert Middleton clears multiple burglaries, including one at a home on Tartan Lane Sunday.

Investigators say around 10:55 a.m. Sunday, they got a call of a burglary-in-progress on the 2700 block of Tartan Lane.

The suspect targeted a home there while the couple who lives there was away. The husband spoke with 11 News on Sunday evening. He said his wife came home from the grocery store and heard a noise upstairs. At first, she thought it was their cat. But then she saw a man jump out of their second-story window with a bag, and she chased him down the street.

Police say the woman got the suspect's license plate number and a description of his car. He sped away, and police say he hit a parked car on his way out of the area. But later, thanks to the description of the car, police say they were able to catch up to the suspect Robert Middleton.

Detectives say his arrest should clear Sunday's burglary from their records, along with several others, although no information has yet been released about the other crimes he may have been involved.

The victim's husband told 11 News that they got back all of the items that the burglar took from their home.

Since the burglar hit during the day, police say it's important for residents to have certain safety measures in place. They say thieves like an easy target, so any noise deterrents, such as a pet or an audible alarm system could scare off would-be burglars. In addition, police recommend having neighbors be on the lookout for suspicious activity if you know you're going to be gone.

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