Alleged burglar lost his shoes during chase

Posted at 11:28 PM, May 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-04 12:05:56-04

A suspected burglar is locked-up, after police in Orchard Park say he was caught red handed.

The scene kicked-off Tuesday afternoon on Stonehenge Drive.  Police say a homeowner spotted 21-year-old Evan Lynch, leaving her garage, with her bicycle.

Police say the homeowner briefly chased Lynch, then called police.  Upon arriving on scene, officers say they chased Lynch through several backyards, and at one point they say the suspect lost his sneakers after getting stuck in some mud.

Investigators say after a brief struggle, Lynch was taken into custody.  He's currently being held at the Erie County Holding Center.