Police investigate a home invasion robbery in which a woman was assaulted in South El Monte on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012.
Police on Saturday were searching for a man who attacked a woman during a home invasion robbery in South El Monte.
The woman was attacked as she walked to the door to her backyard in her home in the 10400 block of Thienes Avenue on Friday at 6:20 p.m., said the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
He was described as Latino, with black hair, between 25 and 30-years-old, 5 foot 8, and between 160 and 180 pounds.
He punched the woman in the face before tying up her legs and wrists as he ransacked the garage, police said.
The assailant left when the woman’s husband arrived home.
The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for wounds to her face.