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Half Moon Bay Police Release Sketch Of Intruder Who Assaulted Girl In Her Home

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Police released a sketch today of a man who allegedly entered a family’s Half Moon Bay residence and attempted to assault a 16-year-old girl who was home alone. Around 2 p.m. Monday, the girl heard a noise from her brother’s room at their home in the 900 block of Colonel Way, police said.She sent a text message to her brother, realized he was not home and called her father.As she made the call, the suspect allegedly approached the girl, grabbed her hand and tried to pull her into her brother’s room.She pulled away, but fell down a flight of stairs. Family found her unconscious from the fall. She was taken to a hospital for a visible head injury and a complaint of pain, police said.The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with short, black hair, about 6 feet tall, 25 to 30 years old with no facial hair, a scar on the right side of his nose and an earring in his right ear. He is said to have a gap between his two front teeth.Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448)

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HALF MOON BAY  POLICE BELIEVE GIRL MAY HAVE SURPRISED INTRUDER

Police released a sketch today of a man who allegedly entered a family’s Half Moon Bay residence and attempted to assault a 16-year-old girl who was home alone. Around 2 p.m. Monday, the girl heard a noise from her brother’s room at their home in the 900 block of Colonel Way, police said.She sent a text message to her brother, realized he was not home and called her father.As she talked to her father, the suspect allegedly approached the girl, grabbed her hand and tried to pull her into her brother’s room, police said.The suspect told the girl, “I’m going to take care of you,” police Capt. Michael O’Malley said. The girl screamed into the phone and pulled away, but then fell down a flight of stairs, police said. Family found her unconscious from the fall. The intruder was gone.She was taken to a hospital for a visible head injury and a complaint of back pain, police said.O’Malley estimated that the girl was unconscious for five to 10 minutes. The girl’s presence may have taken the intruder by surprise, O’Malley said. “He didn’t realize somebody was home,” O’Malley said. “That’s what we’re assuming at this point.” It does not appear anything was missing from the home, he said. The suspect is described as a Hispanic man with short, black hair, about 6 feet tall, 25 to 30 years old with no facial hair, a scar on the right side of his nose and an earring in his right ear. He is said to have a gap between his two front teeth. Please call the Fugitive Watch hot line at 1-800-9-CAUGHT (1-800-922-8448).

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