Police in Abbotsford, B.C., have released a sketch of the suspect in a burglary that unintentionally turned into a home invasion earlier this year.

In the early afternoon of May 15, a man broke into an apparently empty home in the 35200-block of Christina Place and allegedly began rooting around for things to steal.

But the home wasn't empty, which the burglar found out when he ran into a 13-year-old boy who was playing video games.

Abbotsford police Cst. Ian MacDonald said that the burglar locked the boy in the bathroom for a short time before letting him out.

"Then, he forced the boy to accompany him through the house in a search for more valuables before eventually putting him back in the bathroom," MacDonald said.

The suspect then fled with a number of electronic devices and gadgets.

Abbotsford officers have been working with other police departments to try and identify the suspect, but have now decided to make a public appeal for information, MacDonald said.

The suspect is described as a clean-shaven white man in his 20s, about five feet eight inches tall with a medium build and short dark brown hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and jeans at the time of the alleged crime.