A high school student returning to her Palo Alto home about 3 p.m. today interrupted a burglar who ran out the back of the house.
"We tried to surround the block," Ryan said. A Sunnyvale police K-9 unit was brought in to assist with a search for more than an hour, but the burglar was not found.
Ryan said he didn't know if any items were stolen from the house, but the burglar had a bag of valuables he left inside the home.
There have been rash of home burglaries since Jan. 1 and police released an advisory last week for residents to make sure their doors and windows are locked and to be vigilant about suspicious activity.
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