By Globe Staff
A man broke into a house on Woodward Street in Newton Tuesday afternoon, but fled after apparently being scared off by the alarm, police said.
Newton police responded to the 300 block of Woodward Street at 2:41 p.m., they said in a statement sent from the city's new Nixel alert system. Upon arriving, they found the home had been entered, "with the intruder likely being scared off by the alarm."
A witness observed the suspect, described as a college aged male, walk out of the porch door of the home. The suspect was dressed all in black, with a black hood up over his head, and with white writing on the back of his jacket.
The witness saw the suspect cross the street, while at the same time a white Honda or Toyota came up Woodward Street and made a U-turn at the intersection of Upland Road, police said.
The suspect entered the car and it took off in the opposite direction heading north on Woodward Street. Investigators discovered four other attempts to enter the home, police said.