Women jump from second-floor window to escape burglar

Two Augusta women jumped out the second-floor window of a McCauley Street home Sunday morning to escape a burglar, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies reported.

Two women asleep upstairs about 5:15 a.m. in the 1500 block of McCauley St. were woken to the sound of glass breaking on the first floor, according to an incident report.

A tall suspect wearing dark clothing then opened the door to their bedroom, the women said. When he closed the door, the women jumped from a window and ran for help.

Deputies arrived a short time later and heard movement on the second floor.

When they went upstairs, the burglar jumped out the same window and ran.

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