Sheriff's deputies said the man was "scared off" when he found the homeowner inside the house; he fled in a red sedan waiting for him. The homeowner was not injured.
The sedan, driven by an accomplice, was last seen heading north on Portola Road.
Deputies said the burglar is of unknown race, about 6 feet tall; he wore a dark gray hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The burglary is one of a series of recent residential break-ins in Portola Valley, and comes at a time when the town is taking steps to address property crime.
Deputies ask that anyone with information about the burglary to contact Detective Jonathan Sebring at (650) 363-4057 or Jsebring@smcgov.org. To provide a tip and remain anonymous, call 1-800- 547-2700.
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