The Madison County Sheriff's Department is looking for a man who is suspected of burglarizing one residence and illegally entering another.
About 12:20 p.m. Sunday a resident in the 10,000 block of Fruit Road in Alhambra came home to find a burglar in her house, deputies said. She confronted the suspect, who she described to deputies as a black man, about 50 years old, six-foot-two-inches tall, with a medium build and a graying mustache. He was wearing a plaid coat and blue jeans, according to Capt. T. Mike Dixon, and he left in a gray or green four door Ford.
The suspect reportedly fled the home with a wooden box that contained old cellphones, a wrist watch, a pocket knife and other miscellaneous items.
About three hours later, the sheriff's department got a call from a resident who reported a man with a similar description knocked on the front and rear doors of a home in the 5100 block of Dauderman Road in Alhambra.
The victim said when no one answered the doors the man entered the residence, where he was confronted. He claimed he was looking for work and left when he was told by the homeowner that there was no work there for him. According to the report, the incident happened around noon but the residents waited to call the sheriff until about 3 p.m.
Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call the sheriff's department at 618-692-4433.
Contact reporter Scott Wuerz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-239-2626.