A woman chased a burglar from her home after waking up to find the intruder in her bedroom on Sunday night, police said.
The break-in occurred at about 10:50 p.m. at a home in the 1600 block of Fiske Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Sean Dawkins said.
The resident, a woman in her 60s, woke up to see the silhouette of a person inside her bedroom holding a flashlight, he said.
“She screamed and chased the suspect out,” Dawkins said. The burglar ran out of the home through a rear door.
The victim ran to a neighbor’s house to call the police. She was not hurt.
Responding officers found some items that had been taken from the home discarded nearby, including a cellphone and a watch, Dawkins said. But other items, including an iPad, credit cards and some cash, were not recovered.
No further description of the burglar was available.
Anyone with information can reach the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4501. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.