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SPD: Man arrested in Family Dollar burglary

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A man accused of burglarizing a Shreveport dollar store was arrested Friday morning.

Police say a man was spotted around 3 a.m. with some merchandise outside the Family Dollar store in the 7400 block of Line Avenue. Police say that's when the suspect ran off into a nearby neighborhood.

After a thorough search of the area, an K-9 officer found 59-year-old Lonnie Thomas hiding underneath a home a few blocks away. Thomas was treated at the scene for a dog bite on his arm.

Police say they found 14 bottles of laundry detergent as well as two boxes of laundry detergent left outside the dollar store. They say they believe Thomas was trying steal these items.

Thomas was taken to the Shreveport City Jail and charged with simple burglary.

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