Man With Gun Breaks Into Carlsbad Apartment Demanding Cash and Valuables, Leaves After Being Given $25

The intruder made his way into the apartment after removing a window screen.

A man with a gun snuck into a Carlsbad apartment just before 5 a.m. on Monday morning, demanding cash and other valuables, according to the Carlsbad Police Department.

Police say they received an emergency call at 4:58 a.m. from a man living in an apartment in the 2600 block of Jefferson Street who was woken up by an intruder. The caller said that the suspect climbed into his living room after removing a window screen.

After confronting the intruder, the man pulled out a gun and started asking for cash and cell phones. He then exited through the front door after being given $25.

Officers arrived on the scene and searched for the suspect with help from a police tracking dog, but were unable to find him.

The suspect is described as a white male in his 20s, about 6 feet tall and 180 pounds.

Police say the investigation is still ongoing and that anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to call the Carlsbad Police Department.

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