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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.


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