A San Marino woman was punched, dragged by her hair and forced to open a safe during a home invasion robbery in San Marino Tuesday morning, police said.
Authorities received a 911 call reporting a robbery in the 1800 block of Sharon Place (map) at about 1:10 a.m., the San Marino Police Department stated in a news release.
The victim told police she was sleeping in a spare bedroom when she heard a noise coming from the living room.
She walked into the room thinking it was her husband, but saw a man wearing all dark clothing going through her bedroom closet.
The man grabbed her by the hair and forced her into the bedroom, where she saw a second man walking out of her bathroom.
The man who was holding her demanded she open a safe, but the woman refused.
That's when the robber slammed her face against the safe and again demanded she open it, according to the Police Department.
The victim then opened the safe before being thrown onto her bed and then struck again by the man, who told her not to leave, the Police Department stated.
She called police after the men took the items from the safe and fled the home.
The first man was described as wearing all dark clothing and gloves, about 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a medium build.
The second man was also wearing all dark clothing and gloves. He was between 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall with a thin build.
Anyone with information was asked to contact Sgt Tim Tebbetts or Detective Gomez-Lara at 626-300-0722.
Those who wish to remain anonymous can call “Crime Stoppers” at 800-222-TIPS (8477.)