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CHESTER COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — A burglary at Chester County Outdoors placed the Great Valley School District on high alert as police searched for suspects earlier Tuesday morning.

The burglary occurred in the unit block of Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, Pennsylvania around 5:11 a.m.

“They got him in here, supposedly under that deck they found him,” said Stephanie Menta, who witnessed a chaotic scene in her backyard Tuesday morning.

shane wolf taylor obrien Police Recover 24 Guns, Arrest Suspects After Gun Store Burglary

Credit: East Whiteland Township Police

Police found a wanted burglary suspect hiding under her neighbor’s deck.

“I did here him yelling not to come near him. It could’ve gone so much worse than it did, but thank god the police was great and they got him,” said Menta.

Across town, near the Malvern East Whiteland Township border, a detective carries an evidence bag from the woods to his squad car. It’s one of 24 long rifle-style and handguns recovered after a burglary across the street at Chester County Outdoors on Lancaster Avenue.

Police say around 5 a.m., while responding to another call, a Malvern police officer spotted two men, one of them, 23-year-old Shane Wolf of Downingtown running away, carrying bags that looked like they contained guns. The officer chased and caught Wolf.

The other suspect, 22-year-old Taylor O’Brien of Malvern, was found nearly five hours later hiding under Menta’s neighbor’s deck.

Schools in the area were placed on high alert throughout the day as police conducted their investigation.