8:57 PM EDT, June 21, 2012
Carmel police are looking for a burglary suspect after a 20-year-old wakes up to a man in her parent's home.
Shortly after he fled, another home was broken into, and investigators believe the two cases are connected.
"Get out of my house. I'm calling the police," said a 20-year-old who asked that Fox59 not identify her.
Those are the words she screamed at a burglar who made it all the way to her bedroom door at 9 a.m. on Wednesday.
"I don't know this person. He's in my house, and my natural reaction was to scream at him," she said.
"I left home at 8 a.m. and was called at 8:50 a.m.," said the college student's mother, who also did not want to be identified since the suspect has not been caught.
They are convinced the man had been watching them, but perhaps, he did not know that her daughter was home for the summer and in bed Wednesday morning when he used a tire iron to break in.
"He did go upstairs, open all the drawers, all the plastic cabinets in the master bedroom as well as in the study, and my room would have been the last stop."
It was the burglar's last stop because, when the two made eye contact, he fled with some cash.
"We're very sorry for the family it happened to," said Jim Bushfield, the neighbor of another burglary victim.
In both cases, a home on the corner of a main road was selected, and in both cases, the house next door is for sale.
A witness saw a similar looking suspect in the second neighborhood and a suspicious grey truck with Texas plates and'4X4' printed on the tailgate.
"There was a tire iron as well as a ripped out DVD player right by the doorstep," said the 20-year-old, who thinks she may have also scared the burglar.
Carmel Police are contacting nearby law enforcement agencies as they investigate.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Carmel Police or Crime Stoppers at 262-TIPS.