On August 12, 2012 at approximately 12:43 a.m., Ocean City Police responded to the area of 4401 Atlantic Ave, in reference to suspicious activity, possibly a burglary in progress.
Police arrived at the scene and met with the victim who related he had heard noise on the lower floors of his unit. When the victim went downstairs to investigate he observed a male suspect attempting to steal various items. The victim, who confronted the suspect in the residence and stopped him from stealing the items, escorted the suspect out of the residence.
Officers obtained a detailed description of the suspect, who was last seen walking towards the 10 bock of 45th Street, and broadcast it to other police personnel. Shortly after, officers located a person matching the description of the suspect in the area of 45th Street and Coastal Highway and identified him as Antonio Eduardo Lacaffine, 29, of Uniontown, PA.
After the victim positively identified Lacaffine as being the person in his home, police placed him under arrest for 1st degree burglary, 3rd degree burglary, 4th degree burglary, and for theft under $100.00.
Lacaffine was seen by an Ocean City District Court Commissioner and was held on $25,000 bond. Lacaffine was transferred to the Worcester County Jail.