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Woman awakens when intruder tries to enter her bedroom

A 44-year-old woman who was asleep in her home in the 1800 block of Gird Road was awakened Thursday morning, July 22, shortly after 10 a.m. when a prowler attempted to open her bedroom door.

"She was a smart lady, because she had something up against her bedroom door," said Sheriff's Sgt. Ron McCracken.

"She had a door jack against the door so the most it could open was about six inches." The prowler, attempting to force the door open, created noise that woke the woman.

"[The prowler] obviously did not think anyone was in the house, because when he realized someone was inside, he took off running," said McCracken.

After taking an inventory of her belongings, the woman said the only thing missing was a guitar she had purchased while on an overseas trip to Prague.

The woman described the intruder to deputies as a young white male with short sandy-colored hair.

McCracken said there have not been any other burglary incidents of late where residents have been at home at the time of the intrusion.

The number of residential burglaries is neither particularly low or high currently in the Fallbrook command area, McCracken said, but about average for the past few years.

"It is vehicle burglaries that are running high right now," said McCracken. "People need to lock their vehicles and their homes. It's not the 1950s or 60s in Fallbrook any more."


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