A Beaufort man caught a 19-year-old man rummaging through his truck early Thursday and restrained him until police arrived, according to a Beaufort Police Department news release.
The man awoke to the sound of his pickup truck being opened outside his Fraser Drive home at 3:45 a.m., the release said.
The man found the suspect rummaging through his truck and confronted him. A brief struggle ensued, and the man restrained the suspect until officers arrived, the release said.
The suspect allegedly stole the keys to the truck from the home, as well as other items found in his backpack. He was charged with first-degree burglary and breaking into a motor vehicle and was being held Thursday at the Beaufort County Detention Center, awaiting a bond hearing, the release said.