By CBSLA Staff

PASADENA (CBSLA) – A bear was wandering through a Pasadena neighborhood Monday morning.

The bear was first spotted in the 1100 block of North Robles Avenue sometime before 10:50 a.m.

Pasadena police were on scene. Officers were asking people to avoid the area if possible.

Bear sightings are a common occurrence in the San Gabriel Foothills, which includes parts of Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre, Arcadia and Duarte. The bears often wander south from the Angeles National Forest looking for food.