ROSEMEAD (CBSLA) — A woman was attacked in her own Rosemead home by burglars that were apparently surprised to find her, authorities said Tuesday.

Deputies were dispatched to a home on Falling Leaf Avenue, near Garvey, at about 10 p.m. on a burglary call and found a woman in her 60s down in her home. She was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries after being hit with a crowbar that may have been used to get into the home.

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The woman told deputies she was sleeping when the break-in happened. Investigators say they believe the burglars were surprised to find her at the home because they didn’t hold her down or ask her where the valuables were kept.

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The crime is being considered a home invasion, even though sheriff’s investigators believe it began as a burglary.

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Detectives, who are searching for three male suspects, will be on the scene at first light to canvass the area.