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Woman accused of attempted burglary in Mount Vernon

Cynthia Hamilton (Source: Mt. Vernon PD) Cynthia Hamilton (Source: Mt. Vernon PD)
MOUNT VERNON, IL (KFVS) -

Police say a woman is accused attempted burglary in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

Just after 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Mount Vernon officers say they responded to the Queens Lake for a report of a person attempting to break into a home.

The officer tried to make contact with Cynthia Hamilton near the back of the building.

After the officer announced who he was, Hamilton fled on foot but was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

After further investigation, Hamilton was charged with attempted burglary, possession of burglary tools, and resisting arrest.

She is currently was booked into the Jefferson County Justice Center with bond to be set.

Police say Hamilton has been a person of interest in other home burglaries in the area.

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