12-year-old boy interrupted Paso Robles burglary, police say

The burglar sought by Paso Robles police on Wednesday was seen rifling through household cabinets by a 12-year-old boy arriving home from school, authorities said Thursday.

The man was last seen around 2:10 p.m. on Wednesday on the east side of city when he fled on foot from the 700 block of Angus Street.

The 12-year-old boy, whose name has not been disclosed, was not threatened or hurt by the burglar, police said, nor were weapons displayed.

The residents of the home said they hadn't noticed anything stolen as of Thursday afternoon, police said.

The burglar is described as a male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt that obscured his face. He reportedly is about 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds.

Officers searched the residence and neighborhood for the man Wednesday afternoon but didn’t find him.

No additional information about the man has been released.

Police ask anyone with information to call the department at 237-6464.

Those wishing to remain anonymous with information about the crime, or other crimes, are encouraged to call Crime Stoppers’ 24-hour hotline at 1-800-549-STOP.