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Couple robbed, Burglar arrested nearby
Rochester, N.Y. - Hours after Nate Fonte and his wife closed the deal on their new home on Parkerhouse Road, the couple was robbed Thursday evening.
It's an interesting welcome, Fonte said he had just put all of their boxes and belongings in the garage of the home that morning, nothing had been unpacked.
When he returned a short time later, Fonte said he knew he was not alone. Came by to paint the new house and I walked in the front door, unlocked it and as soon as opened the door I heard the back door swinging.
Someone ran out the back of the house as soon as Fonte walked in the front. So I chased him, Fonte said, It was the first thing I thought to do.
Through yards and over fences, Fonte chased the burglar for about a mile before he called 911. Fonte said he lost site of the suspect behind a house on Notre Dame Drive.
He hid in our neighbors backyard, Steve Palmer said. About two miles from the burglary, Fonte said he called police when he saw a man run into his yard. Palmer said, He looked very determined to get away from whoever was chasing him.
With tips from several neighbors, deputies were able to locate and surround the suspect near Bailey Road. Investigators said 21-year-old Marquis Loyde of Henrietta, was found hiding in a yard with a backpack full of stolen stuff.
Of the electronics and jewelry taken from his home, Fonte said some of the stuff was recovered, but not all. With all of his belongings still packed in boxes in the garage, Fonte said the burglar tore through boxes and stolen whatever had value. This was all of our stuff stored in here and somehow he broke in and stole what he thought he could sell, said Fonte.
Loyde was arrested Thursday, charged with second degree burglary, he is held on $30,000 bond. The Monroe County Sherriff said it has not linked Loyde to any other break-ins at this time.