Thief breaks into home with residents asleep

Posted at 11:36 PM, Aug 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-30 13:52:55-04

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a residential burglary that happened in the overnight to early hours on Wednesday.

The break-in happened at a house on Date Avenue.

According to residents someone broke into their house and stole several items while they were asleep. 

Taryn Williamson, who lives in the home, said the thief must have gone into their room because she noticed her purse, her boyfriend’s phone, and a Nintendo Switch gaming system, were missing.  All were on a table in their bedroom.

Her purse had $500 in cash as well as credit cards. Williamson says the money was to pay for rent, but they were able to raise it back in a few hours through GoFundMe.

“I’m a really light sleeper," Williamson said, "I'm really shocked I didn't wake up, he (or she) must have been really quiet."

Williamson said her roommate discovered the front door was open when she left for work around 5 a.m.  

They are not sure how the thief got inside, but she says it's possible someone left the door unlocked before going to bed the night before.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office.