Resident Robbed, Sexually Assaulted at Home

A Santa Monica woman was sexually assaulted and robbed in her house on Thursday night.

The woman told Santa Monica police officers that when she arrived home at 10 p.m. her house had been ransacked and she was confronted by a man armed with a knife who tied her up and sexually assaulted her.

At 2:10 a.m. Friday morning, the man took the woman’s ATM card and left in her car, a tan 2003 Mercedes Benz SL 500 convertible with California license plate number 5JLM188.

After the man left, the woman untied herself, went to a neighbor’s house and called the police.

SMPD patrol officers arrived at the victim’s home in the 1100 block of Princeton Avenue at 2:20 a.m.

The victim was taken to a local hospital where she is reported to be in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 5’5”, medium build and wearing a blue shirt with writing on the front, blue pants and black shoes.

An extensive Police Department Investigation got underway early this morning and is ongoing. The Department urges residents to remain vigilant, lock all doors and windows, set burglar alarms, and report any suspicious activity to the police.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Department at (310) 458-8427 (24 hours) or Detectives at (310) 458-8451 (M – F, 8 AM – 5 PM). Persons wishing to remain anonymous may call the WeTip hotline at 1-800-78-CRIME (72463).

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