Lake Fort Phantom Homeowner Attempts to Catch Thief, Police Still Searching

Published 05/09 2014 03:55PM

Updated 05/09 2014 03:58PM

Police are still searching for a burglar who was caught in the act of stealing recyclables out of a homeowner’s trash at Lake Fort Phantom.

The homeowner called police around 1:30 Friday afternoon after coming home and seeing the man digging through his trash at his home near Bird Avenue.

The suspect fled the scene in a white pickup and the homeowner attempted to give chase until the suspect pointed a rifle at him.

The pickup the suspect was driving is reportedly stolen out of Lubbock.

At this time, a description of the suspect has not been released.

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