Public asked to help identify burglary suspect


San Diego County Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in an attempted burglary in Encinitas last month.

Surveillance video taken about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 25 showed a man trying to burglarize the home of an elderly woman in the 2400 block of El Camino Del Norte. The suspect tried to open a door in the home, and the security alarm went off when he attempted to pry a window open.

A photo from the surveillance video was released Nov. 9.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 35 and 45 years old, about 6 feet 2 inches tall with a normal build. He has a mustache and brown wavy hair that’s brushed back, according to deputies. The man was last seen wearing thick wrap-around sunglasses, a green short-sleeved shirt and khaki cargo pants.

The same home was burglarized May 26 while the homeowner was attending her husband’s funeral. Suspects in that case entered the home and tried to steal a safe, but were unsuccessful.