Neighbors are now on high-alert after a late night burglary.
According to the Muskingum County Sheriff’s Office logs it happened Tuesday night on Dale Road . A homeowner woke up to find a man wearing dark clothing and a mask stealing items from his home. He chased the suspect out of the house. Dispatch reports said the suspect was last seen running down the street.
"It makes you want to stay up all night and keep checking everything out," said Neighbor Allison Pruden. "We’re kind of gathering up a community watch here so we’re all looking out for each other. "
Neighbors said after the homeowner chased the man out of the home deputies found the stolen items inside a neighbors shed- where the suspect is believed to have stashed them.
"You just have to make sure everything is locked and closed-up because you just never know," said Pruden.
Pruden said crime is unusual in the neighborhood. The Muskingum County Sheriffs Office is investigating.