The Scott Police Department is investigating a residential burglary in which a woman encountered the burglar while the theft was in progress.

The victim arrived at home around 5 p.m. on Oct. 6 to find a man loading her TV into the bed of his pickup truck, which was backed into the carport with green tape covering the license plate and a toddler in a passenger-side car seat, Scott Police Chief Chad Leger said.

The man told the homeowner that people were inside working on the house — located in the 100 block of Dronet Street — and drove away, taking various electronics, a pressure washer and a recently delivered UPS package with him, Leger said. Only then did the woman realize her back door was damaged because of a forced entry and that her things were missing.

Police describe the burglar as a black man in his early 20s, who is about 6 feet tall with a muscular build. He was wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans and drove away in a single cab Toyota pickup — white — with a short bed and minor damage to the front, passenger side fender.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Scott Police Department’s Criminal Investigations at 337-233-3715.