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Child returns to find burglar in house

February 24. 2012 7:42PM

CANDIA - A 13-year-old boy surprised a burglar at his Main Street home Thursday afternoon, Patrolman Dan Gray said.

Gray said the youth was returning home from school about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and walked in on a man who had forced his way into the home. The man, described as 5 feet 8 with a medium build, left the house with jewelry, Gray said.

'He actually had to go past the child to get out of the house,' Gray said.

The boy was not injured and the man drove away in a black BMW with dealer plates, Gray said.

Gray said police believe the man was also responsible for another burglary that happened nearby on Patten Hill Road shortly before the Main Street burglary.

He said police do not have any reports of a black BMW being stolen in Candia, but said police have some leads on cars with dealer plates 'that were in the area that we are following up on.'

He said anyone with information is asked to call police at 483-2318 or the Rockingham County dispatch center at 679-2225.

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