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A witness called officers after seeing a man breaking into a car in Macungie, police said.

A thief spotted breaking into a car in Macungie was caught soon after with the help of a witness, borough police said.

Macungie police said they were called Monday for a vehicle break-in on Maple Street.

The caller told an officer the suspect ran into Kalmback Park, and that the thief was a teenager with tattoos on his chest, wearing gray shorts, a blue shirt, gloves and a black backpack.

Police went to the park and saw a man matching the description, later identified as 18-year-old Sean Horsford.

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Horsford reportedly said he threw his backpack in the woods, and he led police to its location.

Inside the bag, officers allegedly found two laptops, three purses, various gift cards and credit cards, a bottle of apple brandy, two cellphones, seven packs of cigarettes, three watches, a bag of white pills, a bag of psychedelic mushrooms and drug paraphernalia.

Horsford was arrested and charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, six counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, two counts each of theft and receiving stolen property, and single counts of possession of marijuana and possession of alcohol by a minor.

Horsford, of the first block of West School Street in Alburtis, was sent to Lehigh County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

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