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Burglar was interrupted by a resident on Ely Boulevard South in Petaluma

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Petaluma police are looking for a burglar whose heist was interrupted by a resident on Monday afternoon, a police sergeant said. The resident, who lives in the 500 block of Ely Boulevard South, arrived home around 2:50 p.m. and noticed the front door was forced open, Sgt. Andrew Urton said.

As the resident stood on the driveway, the suspect exited the home’s rear yard through a side gate with stolen property and fled in a black sedan, he said. The vehicle was last seen speeding on southbound Ely Boulevard South, Urton said. The suspect is described as a black male who is 20 years old standing about 5 feet 9 inches tall weighing 170 pounds with a medium build.

He is clean shaven with short black hair seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jeans. Another burglary was reported in the 800 block of Crinella Drive about an hour later, according to Urton. In that burglary, which occurred between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., the suspect forced entry through a side door, Urton said. It is unknown whether the two burglaries are related because no suspect or vehicle was seen in the second incident, he said.

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