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Claremont burglars breaking sliding glass doors to gain entry

A homeowner in the 400 block of Holyoke Place received an unexpected houseguest Tuesday morning. It started when the resident heard aggressive knocking on the front door around 11 a.m. As he walked toward the door, he heard glass shattering from behind him and a male dressed in a blue nylon jacket and dark pants attempting to enter the home through a broken rear sliding glass door, according to police. The suspect fled on foot and was last seen running south on Mills Avenue. The suspect was described as male black, about 25 years old with short hair, approximately 5 feet 8 inches tall with a stocky build.

Four other residential burglaries, including the incident at Holyoke Place, have occurred in the northeast area of Claremont north of Base Line Road between December 5 and December 10, according to police. Each crime occurred between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and in each case a burglar gained entry by smashing a rear sliding glass window. Any suspicious activity should be reported to the Claremont Police Department at (909) 399-5411.

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