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Man Breaks into House and Takes off in Woman's Car in El Cajon: PD

The victim's kitchen window was broken and her car was stolen in the home invasion

A man broke into a woman's house by smashing her window, and took off in her minivan in El Cajon Wednesday, confirmed police.

Around 7:45 a.m., the woman called police to report a break-in and vehicle theft, said El Cajon Police Department Lt. Taylor. She told police she heard her kitchen window shatter. When she went over to see what happened, she saw an intruder standing in her house.

It happened on Sandalwood Drive, near Ballantyne Street. That's just south of the Interstate 8 and El Cajon Valley High School.

As she rushed away from him, he grabbed her car keys and sped off in her minivan, said Taylor. Her missing vehicle is a 2003 gold-colored Honda Odyssey.

The stolen vehicle's license plate number is 5DVX724.

Police said the suspect was described as a man in his 30's, about 5 feet, 10 inches tall with a shaved head.

The victim and suspect do not appear to have known each other, said police. No further information was immediately available.

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