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LVMPD seeks suspected burglar who entered home with resident in front yard

Posted at 4:55 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 22:46:45-04

Las Vegas police are seeking a man they said burglarized an elderly man's home last month.

The morning of March 11, officers responded to a residence located in the 2100 block of Edmond Street, near Oakey and Decatur boulevards, to investigate a reported burglary.

Police said the suspect entered the elderly victim’s home while he was doing yard work in the front yard. The victim stated he became suspicious when he noticed his front porch light turn off.

Once he entered his house, the victim attempted to enter his bedroom however the door was barricaded with a dresser. He was able to push the bedroom door open and noticed the room had been ransacked.

Evidence at the scene suggested that while the victim was in the front yard, the suspect jumped over the back wall and broke into the home.

The suspect stole several pieces of jewelry, money, credit cards and personal documents belonging to the victim. He attempted to use the victim’s credit card at a convenience store and was captured on surveillance video.

The suspect is described as an Asian or Hispanic male, approximately 25 to 30 years of age, standing between 5’8” and 5’10” tall and weighing about 160 to 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black cap, dark rimmed prescription glasses, large chain necklace, a “Craftsman” T-shirt and blue jean shorts.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555.