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Taye Diggs catches burglar after awards show, police say

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 5:17 PM EST, Mon January 28, 2013
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel arrive at the Screen Actors Guild Awards held Sunday at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
Taye Diggs and Idina Menzel arrive at the Screen Actors Guild Awards held Sunday at The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Taye Diggs chased the burglar after finding him in his garage, police say
  • The man was "looking for items to steal," police say
  • Diggs plays a doctor on ABC's "Private Practice"

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Just hours after Taye Diggs walked the red carpet and was a presenter at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, the actor tackled a burglar at his home, police said.

Diggs, who plays a doctor on ABC's "Private Practice," returned to his Studio City home from the SAG ceremonies Sunday night to find a man in his garage "looking for items to steal," a Los Angeles police spokesman said Monday.

The burglar ran from the home, but Diggs caught up with him down the street and tackled him, Detective Gus Villanueva said.

Diggs detained the man until officers from the LAPD's North Hollywood division arrived to take him into custody, Villanueva said.

Suspect Hassan Juma, 20, was jailed and charged with burglary, he said.

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CNN's Carolyn Sung contributed to this report.

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