LANCASTER – A suspected thief was caught shortly after a break-in at a Lancaster business, thanks to an audible burglar alarm, authorities announced.
The incident happened around 7 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at a business on the 1800 Block of West Avenue I, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Lancaster Sheriff’s Station received a call for service of an audible burglary alarm call… When deputies arrived on scene, they discovered a hole in the ceiling, and also heard a sound of someone using a saw,” the news release states.
“Before additional units could arrive, deputies on scene saw a suspect run out of the building. A deputy unit responding to the scene saw the suspect running through the neighborhood,” the news release states.
Deputies contained the area to keep the suspect from escaping, then a roving patrol unit spotted the suspect coming from the backyard of a residence on the 1800 block of Keaton Way in Lancaster, according to the news release.
After a short foot chase, deputies captured the suspect.
He was later identified as 50-year-old Clifford Bunn, according to the news release.
Bunn was arrested on suspicion of burglary and transported to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station for booking.
“Audible burglar alarms are a great deterrent for would-be thieves. Business owners are encouraged to invest with a reputable company that can directly contact their local police station,” sheriff’s officials said in the news release.