MONTEREY PARK — A burglar eluded police and managed to flee with two handguns he stole from a house Thursday.
Two elementary schools were placed on lockdown during the search for the suspect, Monterey Park police Lt. Eric Kim said.
The burglar broke into a home in the 200 block of North Elizabeth Avenue at 2:42 p.m.
Kim said the suspect was last seen running in the area of Emerson and New avenues.
Police and a helicopter searched for the suspect but he got away.
The burglar was described as an Asian man, about 30, 5 feet 7 inches tall, of medium build and weighing between 145 to 150 pounds. He wore a dark blue knit cap and dark clothing.
- Ruby Gonzales