PLEASANT HILL -- Two men apparently had plans to break into a home on Harvard Drive, police said, but escaped after one of them was interrupted in the process of entering it, police said.
Police released a sketch Thursday of one of the two suspects in the attempted burglary, which occurred at 11:04 a.m. on Tuesday in the 700 block of Harvard Drive, Pleasant Hill police Sgt. Gary Brown said.
The pair reportedly approached the home and began knocking on the door, Brown said. When nobody answered, one of them went into the backyard, removed a window screen and opened an unlocked door, Brown said.
At some point, that man ran into either the homeowner or the homeowner's dog, Brown said. He then dashed through neighboring yards to a waiting van or SUV that was parked in the Sunvalley Mall parking lot, Brown said.
The suspect in the sketch is described by police as a black male, between 19 and 25 years old, 6 feet tall and thin with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a black T-shirt and bluejeans, and had a scar in the area of his left cheek.
The other suspect was black, in his 20s, 6 feet, 2 inches tall with a medium to heavy build and closely cropped hair. He was wearing a tightfitting black T-shirt, Brown said.
Any witnesses are asked to contact the Pleasant Hill Police Department Investigations Division at 925-288-4630.
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