Palo Alto police search for burglar and young boy

Palo Alto police issued a sketch of a man who has been breaking into homes with a young boy.

July 31, 2010 1:02:36 PM PDT
Palo Alto police are hoping someone might recognize a man who's been breaking into houses and stealing items with the help of a young boy who appears to be about 10 years old.

Detectives came up with this sketch of the man after a burglary and two other attempted break-ins.

A resident who confronted the boy inside of their home on July 19 provided a description of the man who was with the child.

They say the man is in his 20s and was seen waiting outside the house for the child.

This comes as Palo Alto police arrested a 15-year-old boy suspected of stealing from open garages in the southern part of the city.