A man suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when he was robbed in his garage in Hazel Dell.
At about 6:30 a.m., the man, who lives in the 10300 block of Northeast 23rd Avenue, walked into his open garage while getting ready for work and found a burglar inside. The suspect assaulted the resident and stole items from him, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect ran south from the scene, crossing Northeast 104th Street, and left behind evidence the sheriff’s office said might be helpful in identifying him.
The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and released, a sheriff’s office news release states.
Investigators describe the suspect as a white male, about 30 to 40 years old, standing about 6 feet tall, with brown hair and a goatee with some gray. He was wearing blue jeans and a light- or white-colored long sleeve shirt or light jacket, the sheriff’s office said.
The sheriff’s office warns nearby residents to keep an eye out for the suspect in the neighborhood and to check surveillance video for any footage of the suspect.