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Police are searching for a man who surprised a Peabody teenager in her home

PEABODY — A man broke into a Kenwood Road home Wednesday morning and surprised a teenage girl who lives there before fleeing the residence and triggering a police search.

Police Captain Dennis Bonaiuto said the girl told police she was in her 14 Kenwood Road bedroom at 9:30 a.m. when she heard “rumbling in an adjoining bedroom and assumed it was her parents.” Her bedroom door opened and a man stepped into the room before turning and running out of the house.

Bonaiuto said the girl described the man as a tall, unshaven white male wearing white shorts, a white shirt and a Patriots hat. The man was reportedly carrying a light blue bag with a “Children’s Place” logo on it.

Both Peabody and Salem police set up a search perimeter in the neighborhood off of Margin Street and conducted a search for the man with the aid of police dogs. They were still searching as of 2:30 p.m.

Bonaiuto said jewelry was also reported stolen from the home.

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