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New Berlin police asking for help after family confronts burglar inside home

People on a quiet New Berlin street are concerned after a family confronted a burglar Sunday night. The family came home and realized the door in their garage was open, so was their sliding door. That's when they came across a man at the top of their staircase.  The suspect - a black male in his 20's - came down the steps with a pillowcase full of jewelry and cash.  The father in the home confronted the man and he pushed him and his wife down. They were able to get the pillowcase away from the man. He ran out their back door. 

The next door neighbor says people try to keep an eye out for each other.

\"It's one of those you just don't expect it when it's this quiet and very family oriented city,\" Dr. Ryan Lang says.

New Berlin released the following statement on Facebook Wednesday morning:

On Sunday, 3/29 at approximately 8pm homeowners in the 13800 blk of W Maria Drive came home to find a black male walking down from their upstairs carrying a pillow case containing jewelry and other items. A confrontation ensued and the homeowners were able to retrieve the pillow case of items. The black male fled through an open patio door on foot from the residence. The subject was not located and may have had a vehicle waiting in the area. The subject is described as B/M, possibly in his 20s, 5'10”, average build, wearing a black hoodie and sweatpants.

Similar types of burglaries are happening in suburbs in the metro area. Please lock your doors and report suspicious vehicles and persons in your area. Please watch out for your neighbors.

Thank you.
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