Alarm deters would-be burglar from Encinitas home

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SAN DIEGO – Detectives are asking the public for help Monday to identify a man wanted in an attempted home burglary in Encinitas before leaving when an alarm sounded.

Surveillance video showed a man trying to burglarize the home of an elderly woman located in the 2400 block of El Camino Del Norte on October 25 at 10:30 a.m.

The suspect tried to open a door in the home, but the security alarm was activated when he attempted to pry open a window, according to San Diego County Sheriff’s detectives.

The same home was burglarized on May 26 while the homeowner was attending her husband’s funeral. The suspects in that case entered the home and tried to steal a safe, but were unsuccessful, detectives said.

The suspect in the most recent burglary attempt is described as a white man between 35 and 45 years old, 6-feet, 2-inches tall with a normal build. He has brown, wavy hair, brushed back and a mustache. The suspect was last seen wearing thick, wrap‐around sunglasses, a green short‐sleeved shirt and khaki cargo pants.

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