Man Breaks Into A Car, Steals A Gun

By: Amaka Ubaka Email
By: Amaka Ubaka Email

A man accused of trying to break into cars in the middle of the night is off the streets, but Bellevue police are still looking for his two accomplices.

Twenty-five-year-old Norman Byrd was arrested around 4 a.m. Tuesday after crashing a getaway car into an embankment.

Maureen Holst lives in the Fontenelle Hills neighborhood and says she saw police respond to the incident.

“It was crazy it like out of a movie,” says Holst.

“There were guns drawn all over, and police. I heard they had a suspect in custody but were still looking for two more.”

Police searched for the men and found the car they were driving a couple blocks away down an embankment.

“We heard the crash and then we heard kids screaming,” says Holst.

“I didn't know where they went i figured they went out into the ravine.”

Police arrested Byrd, but two others managed to escape into the woods.

Officers found Byrd in possession of a loaded handgun and an illegal shotgun. Police believe he stole the handgun from a car parked outside in the area.

Bryan Portland lives next door to where the car crashed. He says Fontenelle Hills is one community you don't want to mess with.

“We all look out for each other around here,” says Portland.

“There's a lot of ex-military and they all know how to use a weapon. This is not a good place to go breaking into.”

Bellevue police say they believe the other two men may be armed and they are hopeful they will catch them soon.

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