Piedmont police responded to a security alarm on Sandringham Road about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, and noted that a high window was open but appeared to be inaccessible.
However, the resident arrived home about an hour later and reported that the house had indeed been burglarized. When police returned, they found that the window — about 20 feet off the ground, leading to a balcony — had been broken and was apparently the access point for the burglar.
Police said the burglar also tried to tamper with the security system, and officers found the garage door opener near the garage entrance.
The burglar left through the front door, and it wasn't clear at the time of the report what, if anything, had been stolen, police said.
A white Dodge caravan with a "cap" on top was reported in the area around the time of the break-in.