Suspect in Burbank burglary may have been casing neighborhood

Police are on the lookout for a man suspected of burglarizing a Burbank home and possibly casing two others in the same neighborhood early Monday.

A family living in the 1200 block of North Parish Place reported a burglar had broken into their home sometime around 1:55 a.m. Sgt. Derek Green, a spokesman for the Burbank Police Department, said a 61-year-old woman had confronted an unknown person inside her home.

He said the person, who is believed to be a man, subsequently fled after the confrontation.

Officers found that items in and around the house were disturbed and a window screen had been removed, according to Green.

A 33-year-old woman also living at the home reported her purse was stolen as a result of the break-in. Green said the woman eventually found her purse later that day in the frontyard, but she did not know how it got there, and was sure it wasn’t in the yard at the time of the break-in.

Residents of two other homes nearby also reported disturbances. One resident found home window screens removed while another found a gate and exterior door opened without the resident’s knowledge.

Green said it appeared the burglar may have been casing the neighborhood.

The burglary remains under investigation.

andy.nguyen@latimes.com

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