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Woman Assaulted and Robbed in Escondido While Walking to Work

A woman was assaulted and had her phone and Green card stolen Thursday morning in Escondido, her family said.

The incident occurred around 5 a.m. near Valley Parkway and Midway Drive, the Escondido Police Department confirmed.

Rosa Barnes was walking to work when a man approached her and assaulted her, according to her son's girlfriend, Alejandra Ramos.

Ramos spoke to NBC 7 on the phone Thursday evening.

Police say the suspect was described by the victim to be around 20 years old, 5-feet 6-inches in height, approximately 150 pounds with a thin build. He had been wearing a brown jacket and dark colored pants.

Barnes did suffer bruises and an injury to her arm.

An online fundraiser was started to help Barnes save up money to purcharse a car.

No other information was avialable.

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