A 79-year-old woman was the victim of a home invasion in Pacific Beach late Friday when a young man tried to steal her purse while threatening her with a pair of scissors.
The San Diego Police Department (SDPD) said the woman was in her house in the 1500 block of Moorland Drive when, just after 11:40 p.m., she walked out into the living room. There, she found a stranger trying to steal her belongings.
The woman’s purse was on a table. She stepped between the bag and the suspect and that’s when the suspect grabbed a pair of scissors and pointed them directly at her stomach, SDPD Officer Robert Heims said.
The victim moved out of the way; the suspect nabbed the purse and fled the home.
Neighbors say this isn't the first time there's been a break-in this month.
"I've had my car stolen, and I guess other people have had their cars broken into," a neighbor said.
Police said the suspect was described by the victim as being around 18 years old, with a medium build. He wore a light-colored shirt and dark pants.
"Threatening anybody is wrong but especially an older lady like that is just defenseless," neighbor Austin Thorsnes said.
Anyone with information on this case can call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.