A suspect broke into a vehicle parked in South San Francisco on Tuesday afternoon, police said Wednesday.

The burglary was reported at 12:51 p.m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Stonegate Drive.

Police said the suspect smashed the vehicle’s front passenger side window, reached inside and stole the victim’s purse, which contained a substantial amount of cash and credit cards, then fled the scene on foot.

The suspect is described as a black man between 18 to 25 years old with a slender build who is between 5 feet 9 inches and 6 feet tall, weighs 150 pounds and has brown eyes. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black beanie, blue jeans and white shoes, according to police.

The suspect was seen loitering in the area a few hours prior to the incident and immediately afterward, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact the Police Department at (650) 877-8900.

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