University of Portland students scared after houses broken into

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PORTLAND, Ore.- University of Portland seniors Kamden Revell and Cloe Hussey are making the rounds, checking all the locks on their doors and windows.

The two have dealt with crime in their University Park neighborhood before, like the occasional stolen bike, but a recent alert from the University's Public Safety office is different.

The first of two reported burglaries happened Thursday night. A homeowner on the 6200 block of North Amherst told police a man broke into her home while she was there and ran off with her purse.

That doesn't sit well who two girls who are often home alone.

"When we all have classes and we are the only ones here that's even scarier because he could be upstairs and just taking stuff and I wouldn't hear him," Hussey said.

They hope police make an arrest soon. In the meantime they'll keep locking those doors and windows and hiding laptops and other valuables when they aren't home.

Police say they are looking for a man in his 20s. He's either black or Pacific Islander and is between 5-foot-6 and 5-9. he weighs between 160 to 170 pounds, and  witnesses say he has a round face and large lips.