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The search for two men suspected of trying to rob a home in Chevy Chase resulted in a foot chase in downtown Bethesda on Thursday.

Police charged Michael Keith Muschette, 20, of Washington, D.C., with attempted first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. Police are still looking for another person in connection to the incident, said Rebecca Innocenti, a Montgomery County police spokeswoman.

The chain of events began around 11:30 a.m., at a home in the 4200 block of East-West Highway.

A house cleaner told police she saw two men on the deck of the home, and that one of them was trying to open the screen door. When she called out, the men ran toward a trail at the back of the home, Innocenti said.

The men split up and ran off when they were spotted by police coming off the trail in the 4200 block of Oakridge Ave. They were spotted again by police in Bethesda, near Wisconsin Avenue and Hampden Lane, police said in a news release.

After a brief foot chase, police apprehended Muschette.

The other person got away.

Bail and attorney information for Muschette was not immediately available.