old_computer.jpgA burglar who was caught stealing computers from a man’s house in San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood early this morning gave them back after the victim confronted him as he was trying to flee, police said.

The burglary was reported at about 5:10 a.m. in the 400 block of Bryant Street.

The 52-year-old victim was in his home when he heard noises coming from near the front door, according to police.

The man got up and saw the front door was open, and walked outside to find a suspect putting some of his property into a blue Honda Civic, police said.

The man confronted the suspect, who gave back the stolen items–three Apple computers and a Dell laptop, according to police.

The suspect, described as in his late teens, then fled in the Honda and has not been found.

Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Police Department’s anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or send a tip by text message to TIP411.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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