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Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

Police say an intruder who broke into a house in Peterborough was no match for the elderly resident.

Peterborough-Lakefield Police say a suspect forced open a window at a home on Wednesday, making a loud bang that woke up the residents, an 81-year-old man and a 78-year-old woman.

The couple got up to investigate and found a man in a crouched position in a bedroom.

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Police say the woman grabbed him by the arms and "escorted him out of the house," at which time he took off.

The residents then called police.

The suspect is described as white, about 17 to 19 years old, clean shaven, six feet tall, with a thin build, and he was wearing a black T-shirt with a red logo on the front, black pants and a black ball cap.

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