St. Paul police looking for this man

St. Paul Police want your help finding 53-year-old Michael Lee Pye. He is a suspect in two burglaries yesterday morning in St. Paul: two break-ins and a car theft.

It's unusual for a suspect to be identified prior to arrest. Here's more about Pye and the incidents from the Pioneer Press:

Both incidents Monday occurred in the 1000 block of Barrett Street North. Police were called about the first one at 8:21 a.m. A woman was shoveling snow when a man entered her home through an unlocked back door.

The intruder confronted the woman's 66-year-old husband. The two fought, and the homeowner suffered a cut to the head that required stitches.

The assailant fled, and police speculate he went to a nearby home to hide, anticipating police were in the area. He forced his way into that home and used shoelaces to tie up an 84-year-old woman and her 4-year-old granddaughter, whom she was baby-sitting.

About an hour later, the man fled with the woman's purse, cell phone and car. Police were called to the home at 10:02 a.m. The child was not injured. The woman reported chest pains but didn't need to be hospitalized.

Anyone with information on Pye should call 911 or the St. Paul Police Department at 651-291-1111.

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