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Hillsboro homeowner fires warning shot at burglar during second intrusion

A homeowner fired a warning shot when he encountered a burglar trying to enter the kitchen of his Hillsboro home early Friday morning.

Posted: Nov 4, 2017 10:43 AM
Updated: Nov 4, 2017 11:53 AM

HILLSBORO, Ore. (KGW) - A homeowner fired a warning shot when he encountered a burglar trying to enter the kitchen of his Hillsboro home early Friday morning.

The suspect ran off into a wetland area. A search that included a K-9 unit was unable to find him.

The same home was burglarized about 8:30 Thursday night and a collector Mercedes was stolen. The suspect in the earlier burglary entered the home by breaking the glass in two rear doors.

The homeowner covered the broken windows with plastic, and then the next morning about 3:20 a.m., police were called again to the home near Southeast 69th Avenue and Main Street.

The victim told police he heard noises at the back of the house. Because of what had happened the evening before, the homeowner grabbed a handgun.

As he walked into a kitchen area, he saw a white man trying to cut through the plastic covering a door window. He fired a warning shot and the man fled.

A resident about four blocks away from the incident called police about 6 a.m. to report the car was parked nearby. It was there the evening before, with the top down. The resident, after watching the morning news, realized it was stolen.

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