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A woman in Palatine, Illinois held an intruder at gunpoint until the police arrived at the scene.

Palatine police said the intruder, Noah I. Perlman, has been burglarizing the 100 block of West Wood Street, which is also where Perlman himself lives.

Palatine police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call for a burglary in progress on September 18. According to police, the 34-year-old resident arrived home to find damage to her front door and Perlman in her bedroom.

When the resident first saw Perlman, she noticed that he had a hammer and large screwdriver in his possession. Police said that she then retrieved her handgun because she feared for her safety. She shot once at the intruder, but did not hit him. The resident then held Perlman at gunpoint until the police arrived.

Police obtained a search warrant for Perlman’s residence where they obtained some of the items that Perlman had stolen.

According to a news release, some of the recovered items included various pieces of electronic and computer equipment, an electric guitar and amplifier and a Yamaha keyboard and speakers. Police said they also found a stolen personal check with Perlman’s signature on it.

Perlman was charged with residential burglary, felony possession of stolen property valued at over $10,000, forgery of a stolen check and possession of a controlled substance.

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