PORTLAND -- A woman called police after she saw from a nearby house that a burglary was occurring inside her own house, police said.

Police were called at 2:30 p.m. Monday to the burglary in the 13200 block of Southwest 63rd Avenue, said Sgt. Adam Phillips of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. The caller said she lived in the house that was burglarized, but she was not in the home at the time.

She watched the suspect walk up and wait at the front door of the house before he entered the home. A short while later the suspect exited the residence, Phillips said, adding that the witness yelled at the suspect, who turned to look at her and then ran away southbound from the location with items he had stolen.

Police did not locate the suspect. He was described as a Hispanic male in his mid 30s, about 5-foot-7, with a stocky build. He was wearing black clothing and carrying a black backpack. Police released a composite sketch (pictured, above).

Anyone with information was asked to call the CCSO confidential tip line at (503) 723-4949, or submit a tip via the online e-mail form.

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