The San Diego Police Department has released a sketch of a suspect accused of breaking into a family’s home in Mira Mesa and hovering over a woman and her daughter as they slept.
The illustrated image of the suspect was released Friday. Police describe him as an Asian or Hispanic man in his early-to-mid 20s, approximately 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8. He has short, light brown hair and was wearing a necklace, white tank top and shorts or pants at the time of the incident. One witness said the man wasn’t wearing shoes at the time of the break-in.
According to police, the man broke into the family’s home at the West Star Apartments on Black Mountain Road on Thursday at around 12:40 a.m. He entered through a sliding glass door on a second-story balcony as the female resident and her children were sleeping.
Minutes later, the woman – who was sleeping alongside her daughter – awoke to the strange man standing in her bedroom, hovering over her and her child.
The woman screamed and confronted the suspect, and he fled the apartment out the balcony door.
Right before the incident, another resident at the apartment complex called police to report an unknown man in his 20s acting suspiciously in the complex, ducking behind cars. The witness also noticed the man looking inside one of the upper-story apartment units.
As of Friday afternoon, the suspect remains at large, but police are hoping the newly-released sketch will help investigators track down the suspect. Anyone with information on this case should contact the SDPD’s Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2289 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.