Man Breaks Into Apartment, Demands Meal Before Stealing Bike

The woman complied with the demand and the man remained at the residence for about three hours before taking her Schwinn Beach Cruiser

By Jonathan Lloyd and Tena Ezzeddine
|  Thursday, Feb 28, 2013  |  Updated 6:46 AM PDT
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Authorities released this sketch of a man who broke into a woman's apartment and demanded a meal before stealing her bicycle.

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A man who stole $100 from a Santa Ana apartment resident  Monday morning returned to the same complex hours later, broke into another unit and ordered a resident to cook for him as he ingested narcotics, according to police.

Santa Ana police released a sketch of the man wanted in the burglary reported Monday in the 500 block of North Lyon Street. He remained at the apartment for about three hours before leaving on the woman's bicycle.

The first case occurred at about 7 a.m. when the man entered a residence through an unlocked door. The man stole $100 from the resident's purse as she slept, then "calmly fled" after he encountered the woman's son, police said.

About six hours later, the man returned to the apartment complex and forced his way through the window of another unit. A female resident confronted the man, who demanded that she remain in the apartment and cook a meal for him.

"The victim in fear for her safety complied with the suspect’s demands to cook for him while the suspect ingested narcotics," police said in a statement.

The man -- police said they do not believe he had a weapon -- remained in the apartment for about three hours before leaving on the woman's blue Schwinn Beach Cruiser bicycle.

Call 855-847-6227 or 714-245-8345 with information about the case.

The subject was described as a black male, about 40 years old, 5-feet-5 and 160 to 170 pounds. He was wearing a black "snow-type" jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt that had a red writing or logo on the front.

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