Elderly man wakes up to burglar with a knife in Inner Richmond home

An elderly man woke up in his Inner Richmond home early Thursday, to find a man with a knife inside, police said.

The victim, who is 68, was not hurt.

The occupant of the home had fallen asleep downstairs with a sliding door open for his dog at the back of his home on Fourth Avenue at Cabrillo Street, police said.

A noise awoke him around 5:35 a.m., and that’s when the unknown man confronted him with a knife.

The suspect demanded his money but the elderly man ran out of his house and called police from his neighbor’s home, police said.

He later realized that his tablet, laptop and desktop computer were missing.

The suspect was not arrested. No detailed description of him was released.

Untitled-1

Read more criminal justice news on the Crime Ink page in print. Follow us on Twitter: @sfcrimeink

Just Posted

You’ve heard of the Clinton Park boulders. Now, meet the Ingleside Pathway blockade

Move over Clinton Park boulders, you’ve got competition. While weeks ago a… Continue reading

Treasure Island director presents plan to extend relocation benefits to more residents

Newer residents facing displacement from Treasure Island’s redevelopment could soon get help… Continue reading

Steve Kerr addresses Donald Trump and NBA-China rift

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr addresses the mocking comments of President Donald Trump

Most Read