SAN DIEGO -- Police were investigating a home invasion and sexual assault in San Diego's Encanto neighborhood Friday morning.
The 911 call came in around 6 a.m. from a home on Wunderlin Avenue near the intersection of Broadway and 65th Street, said police.
The home is down the street from Encanto Elementary School.
In addition to reporting a home break-in, the victim told a neighbor she was assaulted.
Once inside the home, the victim and the attacker exchanged words.
After the verbal confrontation, the thief reached the victim's bed, placed a pillow over her head when she felt the man touch her, said police.
The burglar stole the women's cell phone before leaving the home, according to police.
Neighbors told FOX 5 it was terrifying due to the fact that many residents were getting ready for work at the time of the incident.
The intruder was described as black male in his 20s. The victim told police he was wearing two diamond earrings.