Island County Sheriff's Office releases sketch of burglar

The Island County Sheriff
The Island County Sheriff's Office released this sketch Tuesday of the man suspected of breaking into a South Whidbey home on Dec. 21.
— image credit: Island County Sheriff's Office

The Island County Sheriff's Office has released a sketch of the man who broke into a home on Kolia Place and assaulted a homeowner during a burglary last week.

A police sketch artist met with the crime victims of the daylight break-in to create a drawing of the burglar.

An initial report described the prowler as a thin white man, with long reddish hair in a ponytail, who was wearing a khaki-colored shirt, Dockers-style pants and a blue baseball cap at the time of the break-in.

The burglar assaulted a resident who discovered the prowler in his home near South Whidbey State Park just after 10:30 a.m. Dec. 21. The prowler, who told the homeowner his name was "Jeff," escaped from the home after hitting the homeowner in the face and then ran off into the nearby woods.

A police search for the intruder came up empty.

Anyone with information on the burglary can contact Detective Mark Plumberg via the ICOM dispatch center at 360-679-9567.

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