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Burglar who eluded Glendale police perimeter may have had lookout help

September 14, 2012
(Raul Roa/Staff…)

Police said a burglar who eluded arrest Thursday after breaking into a home on Mountain Street may have been working with a lookout.

A witness reported that a woman was seated inside a car outside the home in the 1000 block of West Mountain Street before police were called to the area, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

“There is a very strong likelihood they were long gone before we got in the area,” he said.

Police set up a perimeter in the neighborhood just after 1:30 p.m. and searched for the suspect for more than three hours.

The home’s resident reported the burglary after she left home for 30 minutes to run errands, Lorenz said.

“That just tells you people are watching,” he said.

She returned home with groceries to find her dog seated on her home porch.

When she entered the kitchen, she noticed a sliding door and dog door were open.

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She immediately exited her home and called her father, who notified police.

As she was waiting outside for police, she saw a man running out of her home, Lorenz said.

She described the man as 6 feet tall and in his 30s with graying hair. He was wearing a dark blue shirt and blue jeans.

—Veronica Rocha, Times Community News

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