Prowler breaks into home in Sausalito

October 23, 2009 8:52:57 AM PDT
Police in Sausalito are advising residents to be vigilant and secure all windows and doors after a prowler allegedly broke into a home through an unlocked deck door early Thursday morning.

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Units responded to a report of a prowler in a home in the 300 block of Third Street at around 1:35 a.m., according to the Sausalito Police Department. The intruder had apparently entered through an elevated deck door that was left unlocked.

The suspect, described as a man around 6 feet tall with dark slicked-back hair, was confronted by a houseguest and fled, according to police. No one was injured, and there was no known loss of property from the home.

Responding officers reportedly made a thorough search of the area but did not locate the suspect. Police plan to canvass the area in search of possible witnesses.

Anyone noticing suspicious activity in the neighborhood or who might have information regarding the break-in is asked to contact Sausalito police at (415) 289-4170.

Officials are reminding residents to be certain all windows and doors are securely shut at night and when away. Police said burglars often are able to enter homes through unlocked deck doors and elevated windows.

The Sausalito Police Department has offered to conduct a security assessment of homes and neighborhoods. Inquiries can be made by calling the department at (415) 289-4118.

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