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Burglary Suspect Flees After Resident Sees Him in Garage

Police say the suspect is described as a 6-foot-tall black man in his 40s with a short beard.

Police are searching for a man after a resident reported his home was burglarized Thursday afternoon, authorities said.

The resident said he heard a loud bang coming from his front door around 12:45 p.m. on the 35500 block of Haley Avenue and that shortly after, the resident went into the home's garage and was confronted by the male suspect, according to a press release.

The suspect fled over a fence. He was described as a black man who is 6-feet tall in his 40s with a short beard. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, police said.

Thursday's burglary occurred just two days after a pair of residential burglaries were reported in Newark.

Any person with any information concerning these incidents can contact the Newark Police Department's non-emergency line at 510-578-4237 or can call the Silent Witness Hotline at 510-578-4000, extension 500.

Follow the Newark Police Department at nixle.com.

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