The woman, in her 30s, was taking out her trash about 10:10 a.m. when a man she didn’t recognize grabbed her by the neck, pushed her up against a wall and sexually assaulted her, San Diego police Sgt. Tu Nguyen said.
Meanwhile, an accomplice went into the victim’s home, which is on Texas Street near Polk Avenue, and stole prescription drugs. When she was done, the two assailants fled, Nguyen said.
It’s unclear if they fled on foot or used a car to get away. It also isn’t known what direction they went.
The victim was taken to a hospital with unspecified injuries.
“Some things you just can’t prevent,” Nguyen said. “All she did was take her trash out.”
Investigators later determined the woman accomplice knocked on the victim’s door about 20 minutes before the assault and asked for an individual who doesn’t live at the address.
Nguyen said that may suggest the attackers were looking for someone specific, but added it’s too early to say what led to the attack. The victim told officers she didn’t know her assailants.
She described the man as black, in his late 30s, about 6 feet tall and with a thin build and with dreadlocks pulled back into a pony tail. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and white shorts.
The woman was described as white, in her 40s, about 5 feet 5 inches tall with a heavy build. He had her brown hair in a pony tail and was wearing a baggy sweatshirt.
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