Woman attacked during home invasion

Investigators searching for man who attacked, robbed Harris County woman

Published On: Sep 12 2012 10:30:47 PM CDT   Updated On: Sep 12 2012 10:42:00 PM CDT
Atascocita, TEXAS -

Investigators with the Harris County Sheriff's Office are still searching for a man who broke into a home and attacked a woman. 

The woman, who asked that her identity be concealed, was alone in her Mossy Grove Court home. She told KPRC Local 2 she believes the intruder knew that she was alone.

"My husband had just left," she said. "It couldn't have been 15 minutes. Whoever it was, was watching the house and watched him leave."

Investigators said the man broke in through the back door by taking off the door knob. Once inside the home he physically attacked the woman and then robbed her, officials said.

"He started hitting me and I fought back. I fought back with everything I have," she said. 

She sustained cuts, scrapes and bruises on her face. According to the victim, the thief stole a laptop and some expensive camera equipment, then left. The victim said she didn't see a get-a-way car.

Harris County Sheriff's deputies described the attacker as a black man, weighing 200 pounds and in his late 20s or early 30s. He was wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and white shoes.

If you have any information you are asked to call Crime Stoppers 713-222-TIPS.