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SAN DIEGO – A woman woke up to a gunman roaming through her second-story apartment Mission Valley early Sunday morning, police said.

The home invasion happened at the Missions at Rio Vista in the 2200 block of Gill Village Way in Mission Valley.

San Diego police said the man climbed to the second story balcony and kicked in the door just after midnight Sunday.  The woman and an 8-year-old child she was babysitting were home asleep when the noise woke her up.

The intruder grabbed the woman's purse before pointing a gun at her and leaving out the front door, police said.

Some neighbors say they are surprised it happened on the second floor.

Neighbor Kim Matanane told FOX 5 she’s had a broken window for nearly a week and nothing has been done. She feels lucky it wasn’t her own home.

“I don’t want anyone to break into my house with a gun. It’s terrifying,” said Matanane.  “It’s not a secure facility and as much as we pay it should be a lot more secure."

Neighbors say better security could have helped.

“The security guard is never ever here. Also, this area has so many homeless,” said Huie Jung, a neighbor.  “I’m so scared with the kids.”

The gunman was described as 5-foot, 8-inches tall, 190 pounds and wearing all black clothing.

The San Diego Police Department Robbery Unit is handling the investigation. If you have any information you are asked to call police or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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