Early Sunday burglar nabbed by helpful neighbor tip

September 15, 2013 

MANATEE — Larry Joe Hill, 52, no address given, was arrested by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office after reportedly being caught during an attempted burglary at 1:44 a.m. Sunday.

Responding to a tip appliances were being removed from a residence in the 7000 block of Madonna Place, Sarasota, the 46-year-old male victim called 911. A deputy noticed the front door open upn arrival called for the suspect, later identified as Hill complied, to exit the residence.

Hill said he had permission to be inside the residence, however, he could not provide a name or phone number of the person who allegedly gave him permission to be in the residence, which was missing a refrigerator. The victim reportedly confirmed Hill did not have permission to be in the house and he was arrested.

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