FLORENCE — A 20-year-old man ran off after breaking into a local home only to be confronted by the family dog, police said.

Jayton Robinson broke into a Seaman Drive home through a rear basement door on Monday night just after 8, according to police. A girl who lives in the home said she went to check out a tapping noise. She found Robinson and a physical struggle took place.

The resident's dog then went after Robinson, which gave the girl time to run outside to the home of an off-duty police officer.

Police said surveillance video and a search warrant of Robinson's home helped locate him.

Robinson was charged with burglary, simple assault and criminal mischief.

He was taken to Burlington County Jail pending a court date.

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