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Mission Valley woman startled awake by armed robbery suspect

Posted at 7:22 AM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 12:14:54-05

MISSION VALLEY — A woman was awakened by an armed man who broke into her second-story apartment early this morning. 

The suspect, described as 5-foot-8-inches tall, 190 pounds and wearing all black clothing, climbed onto the apartment's balcony at about 12:05 a.m., San Diego police said. 

He kicked in the balcony door and entered the apartment on Gill Village Way, robbery detectives said. The noise awakened a woman who said she saw the suspect holding her purse. The suspect pointed a gun at her and then exited the apartment through the front door.