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Thief uses resident's own hedge clippers to break into house

A brazen thief who used a tool stolen from a homeowner's locked backyard shed made off with cameras and a television from an East Side home Saturday, police said.

The resident called police at 7 a.m. Saturday to report that an intruder had first broken the lock off her backyard shed and stolen hedge clippers, then used the tool to pry open a rear kitchen window to get into the house.

Inside, the intruder collected and fled with a 36-inch flat screen television, a Canon film camera, an HP digital camera and a Dish TV box.

The thief left the hedge clippers on a table in the kitchen. They are being processed for evidence, police said.


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