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Redding Woman Interrupts Home Burglary; Suspect on the Loose

By Chelsea KAY, @ChelseaKayTv
Published On: Feb 14 2013 05:36:48 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 14 2013 06:56:30 PM CST
REDDING, Calif. -

Redding Police officers are on the lookout for a man after he allegedly burglarized a home.

It happened on the 1500 block of Wingsetter Way.  

45-year-old Karen Magera told officers she left her house around noon on Thursday and when she came back an hour later, her house was ransacked.

Magera told officers the suspect took off out of her bedroom and then ran away through her backyard.

Officers say he took a handful of items, including a firearm.

Boulder Creek Elementary School was placed on lock-down for about 30 minutes while officers searched for the suspect.

A witness told police he possibly left the area in a tan or brown, newer model Honda with a black hood.

The suspect is described as white male adult in his 20's.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Redding Police Department.