LOMA LINDA, Calif. (KABC) -- San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies are searching for a burglary suspect who broke into a home while a 14-year-old girl and her siblings were inside.
Authorities received the call around 11:57 a.m. regarding reports of a residential burglary in progress in the 11000 block of Vollmer Drive.
When deputies arrived, they met with 14-year-old Alison Thormahlen, who said the suspect had entered her home through an unsecured door at the back of the garage. He then entered the kitchen through the garage door and encountered the girl.
The suspect quickly fled the scene on foot and Alison called her parents, who then called authorities.
Deputies conducted an extensive search of the area, but could not find the suspect. He is described as a black man in his mid-20s, 6 feet 1 inch tall and has a thin build. He was wearing dark clothing.
During the preliminary investigation, deputies learned a suspicious car had been seen in the area shortly before the burglary. The car is described as a dark colored 1990s Honda Civic or Accord with possible damage to the front of the hood.
Anyone with information is asked to contact investigators at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Central Station at (909) 387-3545.