Video shows intruder creeping around Riverside woman's apartment

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Riverside police are looking for a man caught on video entering and creep around the apartment of an elderly, wheelchair-bound woman.

The video shows the man entering through the front door, walking around the apartment, peeking behind furniture, looking through drawers and crawling around on the floor looking for something to steal.

The video shows him leaving the apartment with something in his arms as the woman in a wheelchair enters the living room.

Shirley Freeman says the man stole about 30 cross necklaces she had collected over the decades. He also stole some jewelry and her purse containing cash and credit cards.

She said she had left her screen door unlocked that day. She was in the bathroom when he entered her home. When she saw him, she was angry, not scared, and confronted the man.

"When I came out of the bathroom I saw him and I said what the hell are you doing here?" she recalled.

The incident happened on April 29 around 7:42 p.m. in the 8500 block of Magnolia Avenue.

The man is described as African-American, in his 40s, wearing a letterman-style blue and white jacket with white sleeves and a distinct logo that says "Panthers" on the back. He is also wearing a plaid shirt, blue pants, and had a black fedora cap when he entered the residence.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Detective Merrill at (951) 353-7946 or at
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