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Police Release Suspect Sketches in University Heights Sexual Assault and Robbery Case

Detectives are looking for the suspects who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman after she took out her trash

Police released a sketch Thursday of the suspects who sexually assaulted a woman and stole her prescription medications, after she took out her trash in University Heights.

A $1,000 reward was offered for information leading to arrests, according to San Diego County Crime Stoppers.

SDPD investigators from the Sex Crimes Unit are asking the public to help identify and locate the suspects in this home invasion robbery, said Crime Stoppers officials.

On Tuesday, a man assaulted the victim while the woman stole prescription medicines from her cabinet and ransacked the place, said SDPD officers. Police were called to the home on Texas Street, near Polk Avenue and Howard Avenue just after 10 a.m.

The 34-year-old victim was outside of her home when she was confronted by two people in a robbery, SDPD Officer Bill Hernandez told NBC 7.

Police said a woman knocked on the victim's apartment door, asking for a person who doesn't live there. Twenty minutes later, while the victim was taking out her trash, the woman came back. This time she was accompanied by a man.

After the attack, the suspects ran from the scene, SDPD Officer Joshua Hodge said.

According to Crime Stoppers, one of the suspects was a black man, about 30 to 40 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighing 170 to 180 pounds. He had dark brown hair, brown eyes, was wearing a black or dark blue shirt and white shoes. Police said he had dreadlocks pulled back in a ponytail.

The other suspect was a white woman, about 40 to 50 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a stocky build, dirty blonde hair and an oversized maroon-colored hooded sweatshirt, according to Crime Stoppers.

Emergency personnel took the woman to Scripps Mercy in Hillcrest. Police did not have details on her condition. 

Anyone with information about this case can call SDPD's Sex Crimes Unit at (619)531-2210 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888)580-8477. They may be eligible for a reward up to $1,000.

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