Police looking for man who stole car in Molalla home invasion
In a bizarre Molalla area robbery Wednesday night, a man smashed through a fence, burst into a Sawtell Road home and demanded the homeowner's car keys before stealing the homeowner's Buick LeSabre, Clackamas County Sheriff's Office reported.
Sheriff's Office deputies responded to the home on South Sawtell Road, just outside of Molalla, on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at approximately 9:21 p.m.
The homeowner told Sheriff's Office deputies that she had been in the living room of her home when she heard screaming and yelling at her front door. The front door burst open and a white male adult was standing on the homeowner's porch, reportedly screaming about "his family being dead," police said.
The man then stepped into the house and demanded car keys from the homeowner. As the man continued to scream and pace in and out of the home onto the porch, the homeowner threw her keys at him.
The man then turned around and ran away, then drove off in the homeowner's blue 2003 Buick LeSabre.
Investigators noted that fencing leading to the front door had been pulled down. Police said the suspect likely did this to gain access to the yard since the gate was latched.
A truck in the driveway also had a window smashed out. Police said the suspect may have tried to steal the truck before invading the home, demanding keys and stealing the LeSabre instead.
Deputies and Molalla Police officers searched the area and learned that a man matching the suspect's description had been seen in the area before.
Now, police are seeking tips that may help them find the suspect. He is described as follows:
-white male adult
-20-30 years old
-5 feet 9 inches tall
-wearing camouflage pants and a dark, possibly sleeveless shirt
If you have any information, call the Sheriff's Office tip line at 503-723-4949 in reference to case number 19-020332.
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