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Resident home for break-in attempt

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A Center Grove area woman reported a man attempted to break into her home while she was there.

When the man attempted to use his shoulder to ram his way through the front door, the woman ran to a bedroom and called 911. The man ran away without getting into the house, according to a report from the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office.

The attempted break-in happened just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the 2800 block of Saddle Club Road. The man knocked first on the front door and then on an outside kitchen door, but the woman did not answer. Then the man returned to the front door and tried to get into the home by hitting the door with his shoulder, the report said.

The man had left when sheriff’s deputies got to the home. The resident described him as in his early 20s and about 5-foot-8. A tree-trimming crew working nearby on Stones Crossing Road reported seeing a black pickup truck with two men inside that had passed by minutes before officers arrived at the home. Officers could not find the vehicle, the report said.

Residents should not ignore knocks on the door, Johnson County Sheriff Doug Cox said in a news release. Burglars will often knock and see whether someone is home. If there is no answer, the burglar will then attempt to break into the house. Residents should speak to the person through the door, Cox said in the release.

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