13-Year-Old Peabody Girl Chases Off Man Who Broke Into Her Home

Police are searching for a man who broke into a Peabody, Massachusetts house where a teenager was home alone on Wednesday morning.

Authorities said officers were called to 14 Kenwood Road around 9:30 a.m., where 13-year-old Anna Cika said she encountered a man inside the home.

"I woke up to a really loud noise," Anna said.

She told NBC10 Boston her parents had just left for work when a total stranger opened her bedroom door on the second floor.

"I saw half of his face and he saw mine. I was lying in bed," Anna recalled.

She said she thought about sitting still, but then she saw that the man was holding a bag of her mother's jewelry.

"I was so angry at him. The rage I had was just terrible. I was just like, 'What are you doing?'" she said.


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That's when the teen decided to chase him out of the house and to the end of her driveway. She was able to give police a partial description of the culprit who she says was wearing all white including a white baseball cap. The man was also carrying a blue bag.

Police have been searching for the suspect using a police dog. Neighbors have also been canvassing the area to help.

"I checked the shed. I checked whatever else," neighbor Avelino Sousa said.

Until the suspect is caught, Anna said she won't be able to rest easy.

"When you actually experience it, it's hard knowing that he’s out there," she said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Peabody police at 978-538-6385.

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