Police are investigating after a man pried open the front door to an Okotoks home last week.
Okotoks RCMP responded to an attempted break and enter around 3 p.m. on Nov. 8 after an unknown male tried to enter a home.
The male suspect rang the doorbell and when no one answered he used a tool similar to a crowbar to pry open the door.
After gaining entry, he was surprised by a resident inside and was scared away when the homeowner yelled at him.
After fleeing on foot, it is believed the man may have left a vehicle waiting nearby.
The male suspect is described as Caucasian, late 30s, 6-feet-tall, with an average build wearing a black toque with grey lettering, a black windbreaker and jeans. The tool used is described as similar to a crow bar, approximately 18 inches in length and red in colour.
RCMP are reminding residents to lock their doors even when they are home, as it was the second similar incident. Police also urge people to be aware of what is happening in their neighborhood and to report suspicious vehicles or persons to the RCMP.
Okotoks RCMP are asking that anyone with information regarding this or any other crime please contact the Okotoks detachment at 403-938-4202. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or www.tipsubmit.com.
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