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Home Invasion Leads to Police Chase

Posted on: 9:52 pm, August 28, 2012, by , updated on: 10:54pm, August 28, 2012

OLD FORGE — Police in Luzerne County have one man in custody and still looking for another after a home invasion Tuesday.

According to investigators, a man was in the process of robbing a home on Milwaukee Avenue in Old Forge when the homeowner came home around 5:00 p.m. He caught the thief in the act of stealing a jewelry box.

Police said the homeowner restrained the man for a short time and recovered the jewels but the thief managed to escape before officers arrived.

A foot chase began in a wooded area near Milwaukee Avenue.  Police caught Nathaniel Kauffman, 29, of Scranton and charged him in the home invasion.

Police are looking for a second person who is believed to be involved.  His name is Christopher Condeelis. 

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