(CNN) -- Police are searching for a man who they say sexually assaulted a woman after she used her cell phone to record the suspect burglarizing her Oakland, California, home.
Police released the cell phone footage to the media Wednesday, hoping to identify the man who attacked the 28-year-old woman a day earlier, said Officer Holly Joshi, an Oakland Police Department spokeswoman.
The woman, whose identity is being withheld, was at home when she heard a loud noise, according to police. She went to find out what caused the noise when she saw the man in her hallway.
The woman managed to capture 13 seconds of footage that shows a man carrying a box of electronics down the hallway of the woman's home.
The woman can be heard on the video asking the man to leave.
"He mumbles something like OK, bye," Joshi told CNN affiliate KTVU. "But what we do know is that the suspect did not leave after that. He did stay. And he did sexually assault the victim."
Joshi told CNN affiliate KGO that the woman "was very much behind the release of this video."