The San Diego Police Department is actively searching for a man who investigators said broke into a woman's Pacific Beach apartment and sexually assaulted her as she slept.
The 28-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by the man in her home on Chalcedony Street near Cass Street just before 2 a.m. on Monday.
When the woman woke up and confronted him, the man took off.
The man was described as a 40-year-old man with a bald head. He was last seen wearing a short sleeve shirt.
Investigators are offering a $1,000 reward for tips that lead to the suspect's arrest, San Diego County Crime Stoppers said Wednesday.
Tipsters should call SDPD's sex crime unit at (619) 531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477 or online.
Hearing about the brazen assault shattered fellow Chalcedony resident Polly Moore's sense of safety.
“That’s terrifying. Scares the crap out of me,” Moor said. “That’s traumatizing. I don’t even know how to deal with that."
According to Crimemapping.com, this is the second sex crime within the same block of Chalcedony Street within the past two-and-a-half months.
How the prowler got into the woman's apartment is still under investigation.
Neighbor Greg Christenson said he’s taking precautions to protect his family after hearing about the assault.
“You come into my bedroom, there’s a couple things that are going to happen including a bat that’s by the door,” Christenson said.