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.READ MORE: 3-Alarm Blaze Rips Through Abandoned Covina School
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.READ MORE: Protests Continue Outside Sigma Nu House On USC's Fraternity Row As New Sexual Assault Allegations Emerge
The crime is being considered a home invasion, even though sheriff’s investigators believe it began as a burglary.MORE NEWS: Lawmaker Calls For Change On California Film Sets After Prop-Gun Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins By Alec Baldwin
Detectives, who are searching for three male suspects, will be on the scene at first light to canvass the area.