New Castle News

August 30, 2013

Burglars surprise man in bathtub

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A West Side man who was taking a bath when he discovered two burglars in his house.

A resident of the 700 block of Ridge Street told police he was upstairs bathing around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday when he heard a noise downstairs.

He said he had gotten out of the tub and started down the stairs to investigate when he saw a man standing in the doorway. He said the intruder saw him and ran out the side door and another man also ran out of the house.

Both intruders wore black hoodies and pants, and their faces were mostly covered by their hoods, the man told police.

The burglars stole $177 cash and jewelry.

Police said a door was broken off the hinges.

Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to contact the New Castle police at (724) 656-3576.