A potential burglar walked into the unlocked home of a 54-year-old woman Friday morning, but left after discovering the victim was still home, the sheriff’s office reports.
The incident happened in the 4400 block of 30th Street West at about 9:30 a.m.
At the time the victim was sitting in her living room when she heard her unlocked front door open and an unknown man walk in, according to the report.
Upon seeing the victim the suspect immediately exited the residence and was seen leaving in a purple pickup.
There were no other witnesses.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office at 747-3011. Or remain anonymous, and possibly become eligible for a cash reward, by calling Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS (8677).