Burglar attempts to enter downtown residential home

Resident went to gun safe, retrieved handgun
Burglar attempts to enter downtown residential home

When a burglar attempted to enter a downtown home early Friday morning, a resident retrieved his handgun from his gun safe, pointed it at the intruder and told him to leave, police said.

According to an incident report a 28-year-old man living on Bassett Street heard the burglar attempting to enter the home. When the burglar’s upper body was inside the victim’s kitchen window, he pointed the handgun at the intruder, telling him to leave.

Police said the victim’s partner, a 32-year-old woman, announced she was calling the police and then the burglar ran from the home.

The man attempted to gain entry by cutting a screen, the report said.

Two children, a 6-year-old and a 5-year-old, were asleep in the home and did not awaken during the incident.

The suspect is a white man in his 20s with an athletic build and shoulder-length dirty blonde hair parted down the middle. He was last seen wearing a gray zip-up hoodie.