Published: Dec 27, 2012 10:34 AM EST
Updated: Dec 27, 2012 10:35 AM EST

WEEKI WACHEE, Fla. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in Hernando County say a string of burglaries may have ended when a suspect was captured while trying to swim to freedom.
Deputies say they caught 21-year-old Chelsea Lane late last week after a homeowner saw her trying to break in and gave chase. Lane jumped into a canal off the Weeki Wachee River and tried to backstroke to the other side. Authorities were waiting on the other side to take her to jail.
The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports Lane is accused in a string of six burglaries in Hernando County and is a suspect in several other burglaries in nearby Pasco County on Dec. 20. Lane admitted to a number of burglaries, saying she targeted jewelry.
Lane remains in the Hernando County Jail.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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