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.