RPD: Resident interrupted attempted NE burglary

(ABC 6 News) – Rochester police reported an attempted burglary last Friday night.

According to RPD Capt. Casey Moilanen, a 57-year-old man was working in his garage in the 600 block of 30th St. NE, when he heard someone kick the outside door at about 2:00 a.m.

The man told police he went to the door and when it opened, he saw a 5’10” white man with a medium build and “sandy brown hair” on the other side.

The suspect fled on foot when he saw the resident, police said.

According to the man, a neighbor told him he’d seen an unknown man in his backyard about a week prior.

Rochester police do not yet know if the incidents were connected.