FONTANA ( — Police sought the public’s help Wednesday to locate a robbery suspect who forced his way into a Fontana home while a family was sleeping.

The robbery occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on Tuesday at a home located in the 15200 block of Hawk Street, according to the Fontana Police Department.

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Upon their arrival, officers learned the family was awakened by an unknown man shining a light in their eyes who identified himself as a police officer.

The suspect ordered the victims to lay face down in bed while he ransacked the dressers in their bedroom.

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A preliminary investigation revealed the suspect entered the home through a window in the living room.

It remains unclear if the suspect fled from the scene on foot or in a vehicle and what property was stolen from the home.

Detectives described the suspect as a light-skinned African American man who is believed to be in his early to mid 20s. He was last seen wearing a dark sweater and a beanie.

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Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the Fontana Police Department at (909) 356-TIPS.