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Abilene homeowner detains burglar after catching him in the act

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) - A burglar is behind bars after an Abilene homeowner caught him in the act and detained him until police arrived. 

Bobby Handy, 33, was taken into custody Friday and charged with Burglary of a Habitation once police arrived on scene of the crime at a home on the 1300 block of S. 7th Street just before 9:00 p.m.

An arrest report states the homeowner observed Handy kick in the back door of his home as he was pulling into his driveway, and once Handy forced his way inside, the homeowner engaged him in a struggle, detained him, and held him down until officers arrived. 

Handy is being held in jail on a $15,000 bond.


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