PIEDMONT -- A woman discovered a burglar inside her Oakmont Avenue residence and police are appealing for information to try and identify the suspect.
The woman had just returned home with her husband about 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 20 when she walked into her bedroom and found the light on and the man rummaging for valuables, police said.
The woman screamed and the man climbed out the bedroom window and ran along the side of the house, which is in the 100 block of the street.
The suspect then got into a black, four-door sedan and sped away from the neighborhood as the woman's husband called 911, police Detective George Phifer said Thursday. The loss was jewelry.
The victims described the suspect as a black man, 25 years old, 6-feet 2-inches tall and 200 pounds. He was wearing a hat, a black jacket and dark pants and carrying a bag.
Investigators are hoping anyone who may have noticed someone matching the description or suspicious activity in the neighborhood around the time of the burglary will provide a tip to help identify the suspect.
The burglary follows a Dec. 12 home invasion in the 100 block of Scenic Avenue, where three men held a family at gunpoint and stole electronics, jewelry and money.
Police have identified "people of interest" in connection with the case, Phifer said. No arrests have been made, however.
The victims, a husband and wife and their adult son, were not hurt during the robbery, which occurred about 8:20 p.m. in the 100 block of Scenic Avenue.
The son, who is in his 20s, went outside to retrieve an item from his car when he initially noticed the three men loitering across the street, police said. They confronted him at gunpoint and brought him back into the residence, where one suspect remained with the family as the others ransacked rooms for valuables.
The suspects are believed to have targeted the family at random and may have been casing homes to burglarize when they spotted the son, police said.
Piedmont police ask anyone with information on the burglary or home invasion to call 510-420-3013.