San Diego police: Suspected burglar attacks woman in San Ysidro home, steals her car

Posted at 9:50 AM, Mar 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-29 17:28:47-04

SAN YSIDRO, Calif. (KGTV) - Police are looking for a suspected burglar who allegedly attacked a homeowner who arrived at the house at the time of the theft.

San Diego Police said the incident happened just after 9 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 200 block of East Park Avenue in San Ysidro.

According to police, a man was in the process of burglarizing the home when the 82-year-old woman returned home and startled him.

The man, who was armed with a screwdriver, grabbed the woman and threw her to the ground, police said. 

Officers said the man then stole the woman's 2003 silver Toyota Camry. Investigators found the car abandoned a short distance from the home an hour later.

The woman was taken to the hospital with minor cuts to the back of her head.

According to police, the suspected burglar was described as a Hispanic male in his 30s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatsuit with a white logo on the front.