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Hot Prowl Burglar Sought

The Fresno County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help in identifying a man who burglarized an eastern Fresno County home which was occupied by two teenage girls at the time of the break in.

Yesterday morning, shortly after 10 a.m., deputies responded to the in-progress burglary call at a residence located in the 21000 Block of East Princeton Avenue.

The two teenagers, both aged 14, were at the residence alone when they observed an unknown man walking up the driveway. The girls locked all the doors and then hid in a bedroom closet. As one of the girls called the Sheriff's Office, they heard glass breaking, and then someone moving around in the house.

The suspect ransacked the house and piled items of property on a bed nearby the girls' hiding place. The suspect eventually looked inside the closet where the girls were hiding… which surprised and scared all three of them.

The suspect fled the residence, as did the two girls. The girls were able to get to a neighbor's residence as the suspect fled in to a nearby orange orchard. A dark colored vehicle was also seen leaving the area.

Deputies and Eagle One searched for the suspect in the surrounding area but he was never caught. He is described as a Hispanic male in his late twenties, dressed in camouflaged colored clothing.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office at 488-3112.

Contact Information

Tony Botti
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 977-0379
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Deputy Chris Curtice
Public Information Officer
(559) 600-8137
(559) 341-9330
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