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Deputies: Homeowner scares off attempted break-in suspect with gun

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Deputies were investigating at the home on Thursday. (Nov. 20, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies were investigating at the home on Thursday. (Nov. 20, 2014/FOX Carolina)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) - Anderson County K-9s were assisting in the search for a person after a reported attempted breaking and entering. 

Deputies said a homeowner on the 1500 block of Big Creek Road fired a gun to scare off the person trying to break in on Thursday afternoon. 

At 2:30 p.m., K-9s were attempting to locate the person, who is described as between 25 and 35 years old, 5'9", 150 pounds and wearing a camouflage jacket.

The victim's son, who wishes to remain anonymous, told FOX Carolina his dad's home had been robbed earlier in the week. 

He said his father was at home during the attempted break-in on Thursday and fired at the person trying to break in.  

Amanda Bagwell, another person who lives on Big Creek Road, said she too had a break-in the week before. Bagwell said the burglars took guns from her home and left her family shaken up.

"I have been super nervous... It's hard for me to sleep now. The kids have been nervous. We went and got a brand new alarm system," said Bagwell.

Bagwell said her family has also been on the lookout for suspicious activity in the neighborhood.

"We're just more aware of our environment, what's where, what's been moved... It's definitely been a life-changer for us, we have our eyes peeled now," said Bagwell.

The sheriff's office said at least 5 homes were burglarized since November 8th. They're still searching for the suspect or suspects.

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