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Two suspects caught after home burglary

POSTED: October 26, 2013 1:16 a.m.

Would-be burglars have struck the same house in a northwest Forsyth subdivision twice in two weeks.

On Friday, Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two of three men they tracked down after receiving a call from a concerned neighbor in Mulberry Farms who knew about last week’s home invasion.

On Oct. 17, a resident scared off a burglar by firing a gun into the wall, according to a report of the incident.

The resident was alerted to the break-in by her daughter, both of whom were home at the time.

The sheriff’s office is investigating whether the two incidents are connected, spokesman Doug Rainwater said.

According to Rainwater, a neighbor saw three men walk up the driveway Friday afternoon and then leave shortly afterward “with stuff in their arms that they didn’t have before.”

A responding deputy saw the men near the subdivision entrance, off Heardsville Road, and got them on the ground, Rainwater said.

“Then, all of the sudden they just decided all three at the same time, let’s run,” he said, “and they all went three different directions.”

Deputies found two of the suspects again after a short foot chase into the woods, he said.

Dustin McConnell, 22, and Justin Pendley, 38, were both arrested and charged with burglary. They were still being questioned Friday night.

The third man was determined to not have been involved.


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