House-sitter surprises intruder and discovers theft

The local St. Augustine news desk has learned that yesterday evening, Police Officer Brittany Garmon responded to a residence on Masters Drive to investigate the theft of about $800 worth of jewelry.

The complainant told police that he was “house-sitting” for his girlfriend. When he stopped to check on the residence, he was surprised to find a black man inside the home which was supposed to be empty. The intruder ran out the back door when the complainant came in.

During a walk-through of the house, it was discovered that about $800 worth of jewelry was missing from his resident’s jewelry box.

The investigating at the scene revealed that the intruder entered through an unlocked bathroom window.

Community Affairs Officer Barbara Clifford of the St. Augustine Police Department reports that the investigation is ongoing.

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