Oceanside Police continue to look for a man who they say is responsible for a violent home invasion that left an Oceanside woman hospitalized with serious injuries. It happened last Wednesday around 5:30p.m. at a home in the 500 block of Monterey Drive, Oceanside police Detective Ryan Malone said.
Officers found the 64-year-old woman, whose name was withheld, "battered and bloody," he said. "She reported that an unknown male attacked her in her bedroom," Malone said. "The victim sustained life-threatening injuries and is currently recovering in the hospital."
Police released no details about the investigation, but said that in the ensuing week, detectives identified a suspect in the case and were able to obtain two photographs of him. He's described as a roughly 5-foot-9-inch, 160-pound black man between 30 and 35 years old, with a shaved head, goatee and mustache and possibly pierced ears. He was last seen riding a red bike.
Anyone with information about the suspect or the robbery was urged to call the Oceanside Police Department at (760) 435-4900 or San Diego County Crime Stoppers' anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477. Tipsters can also contact the agency online at sdcrimestoppers.org; anyone with information leading to an arrest in the case could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
Photo Credit: Oceanside Police Department