Homeowner Startles Would-Be Intruder

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Ontario Provincial Police in Lakeshore are investigating an overnight break-in after a homeowner scared a suspect breaking in his back door.

Police say it happened around 4am Tuesday at a home in the area of Manning Rd. and County Rd. 46.

The suspect ran away on foot when the resident startled him.

Police would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area. The Essex County Street Crime Unit can be reached at 519-723-2491 and Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).