COARSEGOLD — Area police are searching for a suspect after receiving a report that a masked and armed intruder broke into a residence and held a man at gunpoint early this morning in Yosemite Lakes Park.
The incident, according to the Madera County Sheriff’s Office, occurred about 3 a.m. Wednesday.
Shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Madera County Sheriff’s Office said it’s Communication Center received a call “regarding a potential residential burglary” in the 41000 block of Lilley Mountain Dr. in YLP.
MCSO responded to the scene and interviewed the victim who, according to a subsequent report posted on MCSO’s Facebook, told deputies that around 3 a.m., he “woke to find someone inside his home appearing to be burglarizing his property.”
According to a mass text sent to area residents by one of the alleged victim’s relatives, the masked intruder “put a gun to [victim’s name] and demanded money.”
But the suspect subsequently left “without harming the victim or removing anything from the residence,” the MCSO report stated.
The suspect, who remains at large, is described by authorities as “a white male adult, in his early 20’s with a slender build.” He was last seen wearing a ski type mask, and had a handgun.”
MCSO deputies have already “processed the scene and collected evidence,” this morning’s report stated.
“Deputies are continuing to interview possible witnesses in the area,” MCSO added. “Anyone with information relating to the suspect or this case is encouraged to contact the Madera County Sheriff’s Office at (559) 675-7770.”