By: Jenn Schanz
The victim, who doesn't want to be identified, says she was surprised to come face to face with the burglar, who was standing right outside her bedroom.
"I came in my house and saw that things were...that things were missing. So I assumed that they were already gone, and then he came out [of] one of the bedrooms and I was like...he's still in my house," she says.
The victim yelled at the burglar to get out of her house, and he quickly took off running with two laptops, a duffle bag, and some cigarettes.
The victim describes the suspect as a black male in his late twenties.
He's bald, around six feet tall, with a medium build.
Neighbors nearby heard the woman yelling, and came outside to check things out. Because she wasn't home, the woman says she's not surprised her house was targeted.
"If your house looks like...if there's not a car there and the windows might be pulled, people just think you're not home."
The victim says Tuesday's trauma has taught her the importance of getting to know your neighbors, so that you can look out for each other.
"Any time of the day, it could be in the morning, it could be at night. If you see somebody that you know, your neighbors, aren't home, just look out for them maybe."
The burglary is still under investigation.
Police say they're reviewing footage from a neighbor's security camera in hopes of finding the suspect.
Anyone with information in urged to call CrimeStoppers at 402-475–3600.