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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -– Wilmington Police are investigating after they say a mother punched a man in the face when he tried to break into her home through her child’s window Wednesday morning.

Police say just after 2:30 a.m. officers responded to 806 N. 30th Street after Karmara Smith, 26, called 911 to report a man trying to get into her home.

Investigators say Smith told dispatchers she punched the suspect in the face after she heard the window open in her 4-year-old’s room before she slammed the window down on his hands. Police say Smith told them she recognized the man from the Creekwood Community.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, weighing about 150 pounds. Police say he was wearing a white t-shirt, grey pants, and black shoes at the time of the crime. He is wanted for first degree burglary.

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