HOUSTON A University Place homeowner checking on a noise in his backyard scared off a burglary suspect early Wednesday, police said.

Officers with the Houston Police Department were called to Addison Road near Lanier Drive around 4:25 a.m.

A homeowner told police he heard something outside, and when he went to check it out he saw an unknown man leaving the shed in his backyard. The suspect saw the homeowner and then fled on foot.

HPD searched the area, but the suspect was not located.

The homeowner said nothing appeared to be missing from the shed.

HPD believes the suspect was scared off before he could grab anything.

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