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Police arrest teen after home robbery attempt

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Posted at 2:35 PM, Feb 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-25 16:46:13-05

An 18-year-old is behind bars Thursday afternoon after he attempted to burglarize a Tempe home.

Police say Xavier Ayala is suspected of climbing over a fence to a home near Kyrene and Guadalupe roads.

The homeowner saw the man trying to open the window and called 911. The suspect then fled the scene.

Police checked a canal nearby where Ayala was found. The victim confirmed Ayala as the attempted burglar.

Ayala was arrested for third-degree burglary and was taken to Tempe Jail.