SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Police are searching for a man who broke into an Encanto home early Friday morning and groped a woman as she protected her child.
The incident was reported at around 5:45 a.m. in the 6100 block of Wunderlin Avenue, San Diego police said.
10News learned a woman woke up to a noise coming from the kitchen area. When she got there, she encountered a man she did not know.
The woman told police she screamed at him and told him to get out. As she grabbed her 18-month-old baby girl and tried to leave, the man placed a pillow over her head and made what police described as skin-to-skin contact with the woman.
The woman was able to break free and ran through the front door. She went to a neighbor’s home to call for help.
Police said the intruder grabbed the woman’s iPhone before fleeing the scene.
The woman told police she believed the man got into her house through a kitchen window.
Responding officers searched the neighborhood for the suspected attacker but was unable to find him.
The intruder was described as a black male in his 20s with a thin build. The man had on two diamond earrings, the woman told police.
The woman and her child were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Officers do not believe the woman was sexually assaulted, but the SDPD Sex Crimes Unit is investigating the incident.