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Police searching for suspect after allegedly trying to break into home

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are searching for a suspect after a reported break-in in the 700 block of Mercer Avenue around 11:30 Thursday morning.

According to police, the victim heard the suspect trying to break into the residence using a shovel to pry the window open. The victim yelled and the suspect backed away from the window.

Police say as the victim approached the door, the victim saw a black male with a red jacket running from the residence.

Police say the suspect left a bike at the scene. They are processing the bike to see if they can trace it back to anyone.

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