Burglar caught in act but manages to escape

February 22, 1996

A Severna Park man surprised a burglar in his living room Tuesday and nearly caught him, county police said yesterday.

Quentin Armstead Morgan, 31, of the first block of Glenns Road told police he was upstairs shortly after 2 p.m. when he heard a noise on the main floor.

Mr. Morgan thought a family member had returned home, but found a burglar when he went downstairs, police said. Mr. Morgan grabbed the man as he bolted for the back door and struggled with him for a few seconds, but the burglar broke free and ran out the door into nearby woods, police said.

Officers said the man probably entered the house through an open rear window.

Police searched the area without success. They said they did not have a detailed description of the man.

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