A resident living near the intersection of Maiden Lane and Rubio Street came home Sunday afternoon to see an intruder in her backyard and an unfamiliar car parked out front.
The resident had noticed the unfamiliar car parked next to her home with the hazard lights blinking, according to an email sent out by the resident's husband. She opened her front door and spotted an intruder in the backyard through a back window.
She called 9-1-1 and backed up her car in an attempt to block the other car, a light gold-ish cooler newer four-door sedan. The driver of the parked car made a u-turn and took off, according to the email.
According to police scanner traffic around 1 p.m, Sheriff's Department deputies searched the area nearby those blocks looking for any suspicious people on foot or the car that had been spotted at the home. They did not find anything, according to the resident's email.
A neighbor of the residents who were targeted told them that about 45 minutes before the attempted break-in, two men knocked on the door at their house.
The home owner, who posted about the incident on a local email group, asked not to be identified when giving Patch permission to post about the attempted burglary.