Police catch suspected burglar in the act while victim is in the hospital

Police catch suspected burglar in the act while victim is in the hospital

(WVUE) - Houma Police responded to a burglary call Wednesday shortly after 10 a.m. and say they caught the suspect in the act.

Investigators say Shawn M. Pierre, 20, of Grinage Street in Houma, was breaking into a home in the 300 block of Jane Avenue. After arresting Pierre, they learned the victim is in the hospital. In addition, there was already a warrant for Pierre's arrest for breaking into the same home a week before.

Pierre faces charges of Simple Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Unauthorized Entry of an Inhabited Dwelling, Simple Robbery, Theft, Possession of a CDS, and Failure to Appear.

He was taken into custody at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex.

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