Police are asking for the public's help to locate a suspect who burglarized a San Mateo home Thursday night while the home's owner was present.
Around 10 p.m., officers responded to a report of a burglary at a home in the 200 block of Eaton Road, according to police.
A homeowner told officers that he heard strange noises from inside the home. When the homeowner exited his bedroom to confront the suspect, the suspect then ran out of the house through the front door, police said.
The homeowner chased the suspect as he fled on foot, east toward Third Avenue. The homeowner lost sight of the suspect just west of El Camino Real, according to police.
Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate the suspect. Officers determined that the suspect had taken some jewelry from the home.
The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing a baseball cap, a light colored jacket and jeans.
Police have released surveillance images of the suspect. Police believe he may have been a passenger in a minivan that passed by the house just minutes before the burglary occurred.
Two additional burglaries occurred in the nearby area around the same time and officers are working to determine if the suspect is connected.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact San Mateo police's investigation bureau at (650) 522-7650.