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.

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