A police sketch was released Thursday of a woman suspected of burglarizing a Norumbega Drive home late last month and attempting to make off with a homeowner's safe.
Homeowners returned to their house in the 100 block of Norumbega at 2:24 p.m. on January 31 and discovered a burglary in progress, according to Monrovia police. The woman rendered in a police sketch was seen holding a gate open at the back of the residence when she was confronted by the homeowners, a Monrovia Police Department news release states.
"The female suspect got nervous and got into the driver’s seat of the suspect vehicle and fled through the alley," the release reads. "The victims found their safe on a dolly next to the gate, where the female suspect was standing."
Police believe the woman may have had accomplices and she was seen driving around in the area with a male driver.
Suspect Description (from MPD):
Female Hispanic, approximately 5’5”, 180 lbs., stocky build, medium complexion, long brown shiny hair past the shoulders, wearing unknown color dress pants, thin white blouse and a thin grey sweater, and spoke with a Spanish accent.
Early 2000, dark grey, BMW, possibly 323I model, 2DR, tint on all windows, black and white paper rear plate that read “Discount” NFD. The vehicle is described as not taken care of.