Deputies search for burglars who broke into Palm Beach County Estates home, started massive manhunt

PBSO searched by air, K9 and through swamp areas

PALM BEACH COUNTRY ESTATES, Fla. -- - Deputies with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office are searching for two men who investigators said burglarized a home in Palm Beach County Estates on Tuesday.

Investigators said a call came into the sheriff's office that a home along 75th Avenue North had been broken into by what appeared to be two men who then ran from the home.

"He was running through the backyard and actually bent down to get something. My husband thought it was one of the neighbor kids," said Jennifer Compton, who lives near where the burglary took place.

Compton soon learned it was one of the burglars who had run through her backyard.

Neighbors said the men later stole a car from a different home in the neighborhood.

"That's a little unnerving. You know, nothing ever happens out here. So for that to happen, it's scary," said Compton.

Deputies searched by air, with canines and even began pulling drivers over to search for the men.

Somehow, the burglars made it through the perimeter that was set up in the neighborhood.

"For the past year, it's been happening in our neighborhood. So if we see something questionable, we hope it's not our house," said Paul Roorda, who lives across the street from the home that was burglarized.

Roorda has live in the Palm Beach Country Estates neighborhood for 33 years and said the recent rash of burglaries does not seem to be stopping.
"I'd say go get a job, don't steal," said Roorda.

Until the burglars are caught, Compton said she will not feel safe.

"I didn't go out and get the mail today. So, it definitely changes things," said Compton.

A description of who the sheriff's office is looking for has not been released.

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