Palo Alto police have released a color sketch of a man wanted in connection with the burglary of a home in the 1000 block of Arrowhead Way Thursday, Oct. 4, Sgt. Kara Apple stated in a press release.
Apple said a resident "got a clear view" of the burglar as he fled the area at approximately 9 a.m. The resident said she had left her house at 8:30 a.m. "to run a quick errand." She returned home about 20 minutes later to find that it had been burglarized, Apple stated.
After returning home the resident stayed in her car in the driveway for a few minutes, according to Apple. She heard a car door slam and noticed a man get into the driver's seat of a black four-door BMW sedan that was parked nearby. The resident made eye contact with the man before getting out of her car, at which point he sped away, police stated.
The resident then noticed her front door was unlocked even though she remembered locking it when she left, according to Apple. Upon entering her home the woman realized some of her belongings had been moved and that a tablet computer and a video-game console had been stolen.
Responding police officers checked the residence and found that the burglar had "entered a side yard gate, removed a screen and climbed into the home through an open bathroom window," Apple stated.
The suspected burglar was described as a white male, approximately 20 to 35 years old, with a fair complexion and a medium build. He had short blonde hair, no facial hair and no earrings, according to the resident. He was last seen driving southbound on Aztec Way from Arrowhead.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.