Elderly Manhattan Woman Stumbles On Burglar In Home

By: Lindsey Rogers Email
By: Lindsey Rogers Email

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) -- An 85-year-old Manhattan woman was not injured when she came face-to-face with a man who had broken into her house and was stealing her belongings.

On Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM, police say Paulene Adolf returned to her home on South Manhattan Avenue and found a burglar inside.

The man fled without any confrontation and Adolf called police.

Two doors were damaged during the break-in so the suspect could make entry into Adolf’s home, causing $200 in damage. Also, several hundred dollars worth of rings, necklaces, bracelets and coins were taken.

A description of the suspect was put out to police and a short time later, officers stopped 29-year-old Christopher Webber on a bicycle near his home. Webber also lives on South Manhattan Avenue, several blocks away from Adolf’s house.

He was arrested for Aggravated Burglary and Criminal Damage to Property.

His bond was set at $25,000 and on Wednesday morning, he remained confined in the Riley County Jail.


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