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Burbank woman escapes after being forced into closet by gun-wielding man

Burbank police are searching for a man who broke into a woman’s home, brandished a handgun and forced her into a closet.

The woman was eventually able to escape the closet and flee to a neighbor’s house in the 1100 block of Maple Street and call police at 11:45 p.m., according to report of the incident, which occurred May 4.

No injuries were reported.

When police arrived, there did not appear to be anything missing from the home.

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The man was described as being 25- to 29-years-old, 6 feet tall and 180 pounds, with a shaved head and brown eyes. Police said he was wearing baggy, dark gray long-sleeved shirt and pants.

Anyone with information may call Burbank police at (818) 238-3333.

-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Twitter: @JasonBretWells

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