Woman uses broom to chase out burglar with knife

By KBJR News 1

March 26, 2014 Updated Mar 26, 2014 at 7:04 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Armed with only a broom a woman managed to chase a knife wielding burglar out of a Duluth business this morning at 2803 West Superior St.

When the woman arrived for work at the Miller Auction House she found a man attempting to steal a computer and tablet.

After a brief scuffle the man pulled a knife. The 51-year-old woman grabbed the broom and hit him.

She and another female chased him out of the building where he was last seen running westbound on Superior St.

The white male burglar is 6’ 2’’ inches tall and has a thin build.

He was wearing a mask and a green camo jacket. Police are urging anyone with information about today's burglary to call 911.

Michelle Lee
Mlee@kbjr.com