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Homeowner confronts burglar in Bucks County

Published On: Apr 20 2014 01:04:44 PM EDT   Updated On: Apr 20 2014 01:11:19 PM EDT


An alleged burglar got more than he bargained for when he broke into a home in Bucks County, according to State Police.

Stephen Robert Loureiro, 28, of Wind Gap, was arrested after being confronted by the owner of the home he was burglarizing on East Broad Street in Trumbauersville early Sunday morning, according to police.

Police said the victim, a 50-year-old woman, confronted Loureiro after he forced his way into the home. He ran away after the confrontation and was taken into custody a short time later, police said.

Loureiro was charged with burglary in district court.