Homeowner fights back after attempted burglary in Orleans, suspect injured

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police are investigating a break-in that occurred in Orleans yesterday.

The incident took place on South Street at around 9:10 p.m.

Police say two men forced their way inside the residence and a physical altercation ensued between the suspects and two people who were home at the time of the break-in.

Both men left in a dark-colored truck with an orange light bar over the cab.

The truck was also described as having a back rack and a toolbox.

One of the suspects sustained an injury above his eye, police say.

Police also say they found and seized evidence within the home.

Anyone with any information is being asked to contact the state police at 802-334-8881.

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