MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – One man is on the run after authorities say he stole three handguns from a vehicle parked at a Madison County home.
The man apparently walked up to a home on Valleyside Drive just before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday.
The homeowner called police but the man was gone before authorities arrived.
Investigators have set up a perimeter in the Moores Mill community which now extends to Meridian Street north of Winchester Road.
Investigators say this started just before 2:30 a.m. on Lawson Wall Drive, just north of University Drive.
Authorities say a homeowner woke up to find a man stealing two nine-millimeter handguns as well as a 45-caliber handgun from his car.
The homeowner followed the man until sheriff’s deputies began pursuit.
Deputies followed him to Moores Mill and Countess Roads.
Authorities say the man then got out of the car and started to run.
Deputies called Huntsville police, a K-9 unit and a SWAT team for reinforcements.
Investigators are also using night-vision equipment to help in their search.