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Woman Assaulted During Home Robbery In South El Monte

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SOUTH EL MONTE (CBSLA.com) — A woman was assaulted during a robbery at a South El Monte home Friday night, officials reported.

Police received a call at 6:48 p.m. and responded to a house in the 10400 block of Thienes Avenue, said Lt. Ignacio Somoano of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department.
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The attacker is still at large, according to authorities.

Andrea Fujii, reporting for CBS2 and KCAL9, spoke to the victim Saturday.

Lily Wu was taken to a hospital for injuries sustained during the attack, Somoano said.

Wu has two black eyes, facial cuts and a bruised back.

She just returned home Friday evening to find her dog barking on the back patio.  (Wu was embarrassed about her injuries and preferred to let her son talk for her on-camera.)

The victim’s son, Calvin Hu said, “She opened the door and the bad guy came in because the bad guy was hiding.”

He assaulted the victim and also tied her up, bound her hands and feet.

Said Calvin, “He asked my mom where the money was and she said in the garage. That is a lie. My dad came home and he opened the door and the guy ran.”

The victim described the suspect as a Latino, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches and about 170 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

He nabbed some items in the home and fled on foot.

Lily was able to free herself and she also ran after the suspect. Her son said she didn’t get very far, the suspect out-ran her.

The suspect rummaged through the home and took the victim’s house and car keys.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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