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San Diego police: Man breaks into Encanto home, covers woman's head with pillow

Posted at 9:04 AM, May 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 20:06:36-04

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.