Neighbors are in shock after a young mother was sexually assaulted during a home invasion in broad daylight Tuesday morning in University Heights.
The 34-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and robbed of prescription medications after she took out her trash, San Diego police confirmed.
One suspect assaulted the victim while the other stole prescription medicines from her cabinet.
The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. on Texas Street, near Polk and Howard Avenue.
Police said one of the two suspects, a woman, knocked on the victim’s door and asked for someone who does not live there. About 20 minutes later, as she took out the trash, they attacked her.
"She probably wasn't expecting that. Nobody is expecting that," neighbor Genesis Medina said.
Medina lives in the home in front of the victim’s home. She's been here three months, about as long as the victim.
"Now I have to be a lot more cautious and more aware of my surroundings and what I am doing," Medina said.
Another nearby resident, who identified himself only as Lee, told NBC 7, he has been living there for 18 months. Lee said the past tenants had many visitors.
"They had a lot of not very good people coming around there pretty frequently. It was a pretty steady flow of traffic," Lee said.
The home invasion is having a chilling effect. Medina said she took her trash out late the night before but next time, she's taking pepper spray with her.
"That sounds crazy but look what the world has come to now," Medina said.
The suspects were described as a woman in her late 40s, 5 feet, 5 inches tall with light brown hair and a man in his late 30s, 6 feet tall with a thin build, police said.
The woman has a heavy build and wore her brunette hair in a ponytail, along with a dark, baggy hoodie. The man was wearing a white shirt and tennis shoes. His dreadlocks were also pulled back in a ponytail.
Police said the woman did not know her attackers. She is being treated at Scripps Mercy Hospital.