AUSTIN (KXAN) — One man is in custody and another man is on the run after the two men burglarized a home in Sunset Valley on Thursday afternoon.
The burglary happened around noon at a home in the 1000 block of Sunflower Trail. A person who called 911 said two unidentified men were seen running from the house carrying stolen items. According to Sunset Valley police, the suspects broke through a window, which triggered the security alarm.
When officers arrived at the scene, they chased the two men into the greenbelt behind the home. A helicopter and K9 were brought in to help with the search. Officers were able to apprehend one suspect but the other suspect got away.
“We very rarely have any burglaries in the Sunset Valley area at all, this is kind of a rare thing for us,” Lieutenant Rich Andreucci of the Sunset Valley Police Department said.
This was also the first time the Department used the Code Red emergency system to let neighbors know to contact them if they see anyone suspicious.