SALISBURY - An 82 year old Salisbury man was able to scream away a burglar who had broken into his home.
According to a police report, a man broke into a home on Link Avenue Thursday morning just after midnight. The crook pulled open a locked screen door, then broke the glass in the door, reached through the hole and unlocked the door it to get inside.
The 82 year old homeowner heard a loud noise, got out of bed and walked through the house, calling out loudly. Police say when the man screamed, the burglar turned tail and ran out the door, taking only a pack of cigarettes and a lighter that had been on a table near the door.
The crook's description is vague, he is described only as a "large black man." Anyone with information is asked to call Salisbury-Rowan Crime Stoppers at 1-866-639-5245.