A heated confrontation between a burglary victim and the accused burglar leads to an arrest of a Crime Stoppers most wanted suspect.
Robert Charles Bale, 28, was charged with burglary of a building in January and is no longer listed on the Wichita County jail roster.
Police said the victim had been paid to clean out a house, and part of the agreement was he could have anything left in the house.
They said he hired Bale to help him, but after a problem, he told Bale he didn’t need him anymore.
The next day the victim returned and noticed several large items missing from the house, including tools and furniture.
Later in the day, he said he saw Bale’s truck on Henry S. Grace Freeway and began chasing him until he stopped.
He said when he got out he saw a chair from the house and accused Bale of stealing it.
He said the confrontation became heated, even though Bale admitted to taking items. The victim said Bale said the items were junk that didn’t belong to the victim anyway.
The victim said he decided to leave without attempting to recover the chair.
Police later checked the pawn database and said Bale had pawned a fan and refrigerator the victim said were from the house.
Bale was listed on the most wanted list of Crime Stoppers earlier this month.