Woman sexually assaulted in Little Italy home

Posted at 5:29 AM, Aug 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 02:43:30-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A woman sleeping in her Little Italy home was sexually assaulted by a male intruder before being chased away by the victim's boyfriend, police said.

According to San Diego police, the incident occurred just before 2 a.m. Thursday at an apartment in the 2400 block of India Street.

Police said the woman woke up to being assaulted by a stranger in her bedroom -- all while her boyfriend slept in the bed next to her.

When she screamed, her boyfriend pursued the intruder, but he fled the area on India Street.

Police said they believe the intruder -- described as Hispanic or Middle Eastern in his 20s and wearing a white shirt and blue jeans -- came to the apartment from a back alley and entered through a window that was open by a few inches.

No serious injuries were immediately reported.

Police later released a sketch and surveillance footage of the suspect, further described standing 5-foot 9-inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds, and with medium-length brown hair, brown eyes, and a moustache and beard.

Anyone with information on the identity and or location of the suspect should call SDPD Sex Crimes Unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.

Crime Stoppers is offering up to a $1,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest in this case. Visit the Crime Stoppers website for more information on how to send anonymous web and mobile app tips.