FORT WASHINGTON, Pa. (CBS) — Police are looking for a man who broke into a home and then fired a shot while fleeing the scene in Upper Dublin.
It happened early Sunday morning along the 500 block of Madison Avenue, in Fort Washington.READ MORE: Missing 6-Year-Old Found Safe, Stolen Vehicle Found In Checkers Parking Lot, Police Say
That’s where authorities say the suspect, described as a heavy-set male, went into an unlocked vehicle and found a remote which he used to open the garage door.
According to investigators, the suspect then entered the home, but ran off when he was approached by the homeowner.
“She gave a short chase but then turned around, and realized it was an unsafe situation. As she was heading back to the residence she heard what she believed to be a gunshot,” said Upper Dublin Deputy Police Chief Daniel Wade.
Police say the suspect fired one shot as he fled the scene.READ MORE: 23-Year-Old Dies After Tuesday Night Shooting In Kensington, Police Say
No one was reported injured in the shooting.
Officials believe the man drove off in a late 2000’s Ford Expedition.
Investigators say he was actually caught on a surveillance camera rifling through another car in the neighborhood. Wade says it’s simple — people need to play it safe and lock their cars.
“Can very often take away an opportunity for a criminal to commit these crimes,” said Wade.MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Officials To Provide Update To Anti-Violence Efforts Underway Citywide
Anyone in the area with surveillance video is urged to contact police.