A search was underway in Farmington Tuesday after deputies surprised burglars in Victor.
Around 2:35 p.m. Tuesday, deputies were called to a home on Gillis Road for a report of a burglary. At the scene, deputies say a suspect hopped in a vehicle and took off. Deputies chased and finally arrested the suspect near Fairport High School.
Police say the alleged burglar, Sam Sides, thought the house on Gillis Road was empty when he broke in but a girl who lived there hid in the bathroom and called police.
“She immediately called 911 and stayed on the phone the information you give us is very valuable,” said Sheriff-elect Kevin Henderson.
Deputies arrived shortly after to find sides loading stolen items into his car.
“As a deputy was approaching he said he had a weapon he engaged the vehicle and drove away,” said Henderson.
Sides then led deputies on a high speed chase.
“It happens, but it’s really scary when it happens, it’s disconcerting when it happens to you, you feel violated,” said Sandy Pennise, who lives next door to the victims.
Henderson says the teen did everything she should have.
“It was very traumatic for her to have him in the house, because he was literally taking things from the home, but she did the right thing,” said Henderson.
While speaking to witnesses at the burglary scene, deputies learned there may have been a second suspect who ran away on foot.