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Deputy nabs burglar in the act

MANATEE -- A deputy caught a burglar in the act of cutting through a fence around a structure to gain access to air conditioning equipment, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office reported.

The incident was in the 5600 block of 11th Avenue East about 9:58 p.m. Sunday, according to the report.

Christopher Smith, 41, was charged with burglary to an occupied structure.

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