San Diego police are asking for the public's help to identify and capture a man wanted for burglarizing a San Ysidro home and attacking an 82-year-old woman.
The victim walked into her home on West Park Avenue just after 9 a.m. on March 29 and found a man ransacking her living room, San Diego police said.
Officers initially said the man was armed with a screwdriver when he threw the woman onto the floor.
New information released Tuesday said the suspect was armed with a knife, according to San Diego County CrimeStoppers.
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The woman suffered injuries to her hands and head.
The suspect demanded the woman's keys to her 2003 Toyota Camry, police said. It was later found unoccupied less than a third of a mile away near Cottonwood Road and Hall Avenue.
He's described as 5-feet, 7-inches tall, with a thin mustache and wearing a black, zip-up hooded sweatshirt with a white design on the front of it and black pants.
Officers believe the suspect forced open a bedroom window and was inside before the woman came home.
A $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case. Anyone with information can call the SDPD’s Robbery Unit at (619) 531-2299 or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (888) 580-8477.
The location of the incident is west of Interstate 805 and S Vista Avenue, just a few miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border.