Gunshot Scares Off Hollywood Burglar Coming Through Window

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HOLLYWOOD (CBSMiami) — Firing a single shot, a Hollywood homeowner was able to stop a home break-in and police are now searching for the burglar.

It happened Wednesday morning along the 4200 block of Polk Street.

Surveillance video captured the crook first trying to pry open the front door.

However, when that didn’t work, he went around the house and tried entering a window. The homeowner was inside at the time and fired a gunshot in the guy’s direction.

It was enough to scare him off.

Police think the young man fled in a black car, possibly a Chevy Impala. They’re unsure if he was wounded.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information to call the Hollywood Police Department at (954) 967-4411. Tipsters can e-mail or text to hollywoodpdtips@hollywoodfl.org. Information can also be given to Broward Crime Stoppers at (954) 493-TIPS or http://www.browardcrimestoppers.org.

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