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Two Men Sought for Sexually Assaulting Homeowner During Home-Invasion Robbery in Riverside

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Police were asking for the public’s help Wednesday in identifying two home-invasion robbers who broke into a home in the Canyon Crest neighborhood of Riverside and sexually assaulted the homeowner.

A sketch of one of two men sought in the home-invasion sexual assault of a Riverside homeowner was released by the Riverside Police Department on April 20, 2016.

A sketch of one of two men sought in the home-invasion sexual assault of a Riverside homeowner was released by the Riverside Police Department on April 20, 2016.

The attack occurred around 2:15 a.m. on Tuesday at a home located just southwest of the Canyon Crest Country Club golf course, according to a news release from the Riverside Police Department.

Detectives said the woman was awakened just prior to the break-in by her dog who was barking frantically.

The assailants sexually assaulted the woman, and then fled, taking property from the home with them, the release stated.

The pair drove away in a 1990s model four-door black or dark-colored Honda Accord with tinted windows and possible damage to the driver’s side door, the release stated.

The car had a partial California license plate No. of 6XG, according to police.

One of the assailants was described as a black man in his 20s, around 5 foot 10 inches tall with a medium build and dark hair. A sketch of this suspect was released by police.

The second attacker was described as an adult male black approximately 6 feet tall and weighing about 160 pounds. He was wearing either a sports headband or baseball hat.  There was no composite sketch of the second suspect.

“With the public’s help, we believe we can identify the two involved, police Detective Rita Cobb stated. “We have descriptions, vehicle information, and with a little help from the public, we can prevent these two from doing this again.”

Anyone with information about the suspects or the vehicle was asked to call the Riverside Police Department’s tip-line at 951- 353-7261.