2 children hide during Knoxville house burglary

2 children hide during Knoxville house burglary


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two young Knoxville girls were found hiding in a closet after a break-in was reported in their home.

Officers were called to a home on Connecticut Avenue in the Lonsdale community around 2:40 p.m. Wednesday to a report of a burglary.

When police arrived, they found two girls hiding in a closet. The children, ages 16 and 11, told police they were lying on a bed when they heard someone break in.

One of the children called a relative, and the relative called 911.

Police say the children were unharmed, but they are searching for a suspect or suspects.

Anyone with information on the incident is encouraged to call the Knoxville Police Department's Crime Hotline at (865) 215-7212.

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