A 90-year-old man scared off thieves who woke him trying to get into his rural Lincoln home Monday night, Lancaster County Sheriff Terry Wagner said.

He said sometime between 8:15 and 9 p.m. the thieves entered an unlocked Quonset at a property northwest of town on Fletcher Avenue and stole about $1,150 in tools.

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They then tried to get into the home on the property by using rocks to break a window. The noise woke the man inside, who was able to scare them off and call 911. 

Deputies are continuing to investigate. 

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