Robbery Suspect Accused of Assaulting Pregnant Woman

Woman 12 weeks pregnant when man accused of robbery reportedly began beating her

By Lauren Steussy and Gitzel Puente
|  Saturday, Jun 30, 2012  |  Updated 2:40 PM PDT
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Pregnant Woman Assaulted in Home

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A pregnant woman in Rolando was assaulted in her home Friday night during an attempted robbery, police said.

The woman caught the suspect in her home in the 6600 block of Richard St. in an area West of La Mesa at about 10:30 p.m. Friday, according to officials with the San Diego Police Department.

The 12-weeks-pregnant woman was home with her 10-month-old baby, who was sleeping inside the house. Her husband and their 5-year-old child had just left for dinner.

She was returning from the garage when she saw the suspect, at which time he began beating her in her head, face, chest and abdomen.

A neighbor heard her screaming for help and came to her assistance. The woman said her German shepherd came to her defense as well, scaring off the suspect.

The suspect fled on foot through the back door when the neighbor came to the victim's assistance.

The woman was transported to the hospital with stomach pain. She suffered a minor concussion.

In an interview with NBC 7 San Diego, the woman said she had received suspicious calls in the days leading up to attack

The suspect is still at large and faces attempted robbery charges. Police say he was in his mid-30s, wearing a white shirt and black pants with a medium build.

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