Los Angeles police have arrested a suspect who allegedly attempted to break into a Westchester home last month.
Officers were called at about 10:25 a.m. Nov. 22 to a residence in the 7500 block of 88th Street in Westchester, where an attempted burglary was reported.
The suspect apparently entered into the back yard of the home through the side gate and allegedly attempted to enter into the residence through the rear door, which was locked, police said.
A woman who was inside the residence at the time said she was alerted by the sound of her dog barking, police said. As she went to see why the dog was barking, the woman said she screamed as she saw the suspect attempting to enter into her home, police said.
The suspect then fled out onto 88th Street, but officers on patrol in the area saw the suspect attempting to flee on foot and immediately detained the man, police said.
The suspect was arrested after the victim was able to positively identify him as the person who attempted to enter into her house, police said.
Police encourage community members to be diligent about locking and securing their residences and vehicles to help reduce their chances of being a burglary victim.