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Irvine home burglaries suspect sought; sketches released

Composite sketches show a suspect wanted for multiple home burglaries in Irvine.

September 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A search is under way for a burglary suspect who targeted two residences in Irvine. Police hope composite sketches of the suspect will lead to his capture.

On Sept. 2, Irvine police responded to a residential burglary in the 100 block of Berkeley Avenue shortly after 5 a.m. Authorities say the suspect entered the home through an unlocked window, but fled when he was confronted by the homeowner.

The suspect is described as a Hispanic or Asian man, between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a thin build. He has black, well-groomed hair and brown eyes.

Investigators believe this break-in is likely related to a similar incident that occurred on Aug. 8 in the 500 block of Stanford Court, which is near the Berkeley Avenue location. In this case, officers received a report about a suspicious individual entering an unoccupied home through a window. An arriving officer was involved in a foot pursuit of a male suspect who was seen leaving the location but was unable to capture him.

Police released two composite sketches from descriptions from the two incidents.

Also, there was another incident in the area on Aug. 22, where a window was tampered with but no loss was reported. No suspect was seen and it remains unclear whether this case is connected with the other two.

If you have any information about any of these incidents, you're urged to contact the Irvine Police Department.