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Off-duty officer stops burglary on Milwaukee's northwest side

The suspect faces many charges
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Posted at 6:09 AM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 07:09:25-04

MILWAUKEE -- An off-duty Milwaukee police officer stopped an attempted burglary on the city's northwest side Tuesday afternoon.

The officer was driving near his home around 3:45 p.m. when he saw someone trying to get inside a house near 109th Street and Green Tree Road, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

When the suspect couldn't get in, the officer said he saw the man take a package from the front porch and run.

The officer was able to catch up with the 24-year-old man from Milwaukee and arrest him.

Officials said the suspect had a stolen handgun on him at the time of the arrest. He faces potential charges of attempted burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and theft.