By Bay City News
Petaluma police are looking for a burglar whose heist was interrupted by a resident on Monday afternoon, a police sergeant said.
The resident, who lives in the 500 block of Ely Boulevard South, arrived home around 2:50 p.m. and noticed the front door was forced open, Sgt. Andrew Urton said.
As the resident stood on the driveway, the suspect exited the home's rear yard through a side gate with stolen property and fled in a black sedan, he said.
The vehicle was last seen speeding on southbound Ely Boulevard South, Urton said.
The suspect is described as a black male who is 20 years old standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing 170 pounds with a medium build. He is clean shaven with short black hair seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans.
Another burglary was reported in the 800 block of Crinella Drive about an hour later, according to Urton.
In that burglary, which occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., the suspect forced entry through a side door, Urton said.
It is unknown whether the two burglaries are related because no suspect or vehicle was seen in the second incident, he said.
Anyone who may have witnessed either burglary or has information is asked to call Petaluma police at (707) 778-4370.
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