Police were asking for the public's help Wednesday in locating a would-be burglar who broke into a home in Loma Linda only to be scared away by a teenage girl.
The break-in occurred around 11:57 a.m. on Tuesday at a home in the 11000 block of Vollmer Drive, according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
The 14-year-old girl told deputies that the man entered her home through an unsecured door on the side of the garage.
Once in the garage, the intruder entered the kitchen where he came face-to-face with the unsuspecting teenager, the release stated.
He immediately turned and fled.
The girl called her parents who notified authorities.
By the time deputies arrived there was no sign of the man, authorities said.
He was described as a black man in his mid 20s, standing about 6 feet tall with a thin build.
He was believed to be driving a dark-colored 1990s Honda Civic or Accord, with possible front hood damage.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Investigators at Sheriff’s Central Station at 909-387-3545. Callers wishing to remain anonymous can call the We-tip Hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (27463) or you may leave information on the We-Tip Hotline at http://www.wetip.com.