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Man arrested for burglarizing home in Stuart while owner was in the house

Posted at 4:47 PM, Sep 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-02 11:41:48-04

STUART, Fla. -- A man was arrested Saturday in Martin County after deputies say he broke into a woman's house to rob her while she was home.

Deputies received a call from a woman before 10 a.m. advising that the suspect entered her home in the White Marsh Reserve community off of Kanner Highway. 

She says the man fled when she noticed him inside the home.

Martin County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) road patrol officers, MCSO Air 1, K-9 and Criminal Investigations Detectives located the suspect hiding in a wooded area not far from the crime scene.

The suspect was identified as 35-year-old Moises Sanchez, who says he is homeless.  MCSO says Sanchez is already on parole out of Georgia for similar crimes.

Moises Sanchez is charged with armed occupied burglary and resisting arrest without violence. According to MCSO, he is a suspect in multiple burglaries in Martin County and faces additional charges. He also has an open warrant out of Georgia for burglary. He is being held without bond at the Martin County Jail.

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