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Tyler police catch 71-year-old burglar in the act

John Dennis Handy. Photo Source: Smith County Jail. John Dennis Handy. Photo Source: Smith County Jail.
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

Tyler police catch a thief as he is attempting leave the residence he was burglarizing.

Around 8:40 pm Sunday, Tyler police responded to 521 E. Line on reports of a burglary in progress. A witness called 911 reporting they had seen a man breaking a window and then entering the residence.

When officers arrived on the scene, 71-year-old John Handy was contacted as he was exiting the residence. He was in possession of electronic equipment that belonged to the resident.

The suspect was then taken in into custody and charged with residential burglary.

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