Mesa police are asking for the public’s help identifying an intruder who broke into a woman’s apartment and confronted her.

On Tuesday about 1:30 a.m., the woman called police to report someone was in her apartment in the 2100 block of West Main Street, Mesa police said.

The 33-year-old victim reported that she was in her third-floor apartment watching television when she heard the patio glass door open, police said.

A man entered without permission and asked her to be quiet. As he searched to see if anyone else was in the apartment, the woman ran to the patio to yell for help, police said.  

The man attempted to pull the woman back inside the apartment but she continued to yell, prompting the man to run and leave through the front door. 

Police released a composite sketch of the man.

He has been described as a black male, in his mid-20s, with shoulder-length braided hair pulled back into a hair tie. He was last seen wearing a charcoal-gray shirt and light-colored shorts

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Mesa Police Department at 480-644-2211 or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.


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