A South Orange man returned home Tuesday, to find someone on the second floor of his home, police said.
According to a police report, the man returned to his home on Clark St. at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22 when he found the man in his house.
The man told the homeowner that he was a salesman before fleeing from the house, police said.
He was described as “a heavy set light skinned black male approximately 5'10" in height, in his late 20's or early 30's, dark curly hair around the side of his head but balding on the top and he was observed to be wearing a dark colored suit possibly brown in color with a design on the front,” police said.
The victim also told police the man was carrying a handbag but nothing was taken from the home.
Police determined the man had gained entry into the single family home by breaking a pane of glass on the front door and then reaching in and unlocking the door.
Police responded with the Essex County K-9 unit but were unable to find him. The Detective Bureau is investigating the incident.