Attempted Burglary Thwarted in Macon Neighborhood

Attempted Burglary Thwarted in Macon Neighborhood

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MACON — Residents of the 2800 block of Pierce Drive North were awakened early Thursday morning by the unsettling sight of a suspicious man attempting to break into a home. The incident, which took place at 5:30 a.m., saw the alleged burglar cutting the lock to a power box and shutting off the lights to the residence in an attempt to gain entry.

Erich Thomas Dugan, 41, of Macon, was apprehended by Bibb County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Deputies shortly after they were dispatched to the scene. Dugan is now facing charges of criminal attempt to commit a felony at the Bibb County Law Enforcement Center.

The Bibb County Sheriff’s Office encourages anyone who observes suspicious activity to contact them at 478-751-7500 or the Macon Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-877-68CRIME.

About Macon: Situated in central Georgia, Macon is a historic city with a population of about 153,000 residents. When it comes to education, 85% of adults have earned a high school diploma and 25% hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. The median household income is about $42,000.

⚠️ Reminder: Crime articles contain only charges and information from police reports and law enforcement statements. Suspects and defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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