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Clearwater teen surprises burglars

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The Clearwater Police Department says a 16-year-old girl was shot at when she came home to a house that was being burglarized on Friday afternoon on the 1600 block of Ridgewood Street.

Police say the girl noticed a burglar in her hallway closet. At the same time two other burglars were coming down the stairs.

Detectives say one of the burglars fired a shot at the teenage girl. They say the shot missed her and hit the floor.

Police say all three suspects ran back up the stairs and jumped out of a second floor window.

 Witnesses saw the three burglars leaving the home on bicycles, riding southbound on Orangewood Ave toward Drew Street.

 A BOLO alert was issued for the three suspects. A Clearwater Police Officer spotted one of the suspects walking on Highland Ave, where officers identified him as the suspect who fled the house.

Clearwater Police say the suspect was taken into custody and has been charged with Armed Burglary.

Police say all three suspects are juveniles. The other two suspects were still on the run on Friday evening.

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