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Rocklin resident assaulted after interrupting home burglary

Rocklin police are looking for a man who assaulted a resident who interrupted him as his was burglarizing the victim's home late Monday afternoon.

The incident occurred about 5:54 p.m. on Cabrillo Way. The resident arrived to find a man inside the home who appeared to be searching for items to steal, according to a Police Department news release.

The victim tried to leave the home but was assaulted by the intruder. The victim was able to fight back and escape the man’s grasp, then flee to a nearby family member, who called police.

The intruder was described as a man of unknown race, 20 to 30 years old, and about 6 feet tall with an average build.

Anyone with information pertaining to the case is asked to call the Rocklin Police Department’s investigations unit at 916-625-5400 and refer to Case No. 16-74-8.

Cathy Locke: 916-321-5287, @lockecathy