CV woman bound, sexually battered in home invasion

A man with a knife accosted a Carmel Valley resident in her garage today, then forced her into her home, where he bound and sexually assaulted her and slashed her arm before fleeing with her purse.

The robbery and assault in the 3700 block of Carmel View Road was reported about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to San Diego police.

The 33-year-old victim was treated for a cut to one of her wrists, SDPD Sgt. Alan Hayward said.

She described the assailant as a roughly 5-foot-7-inch Latino man who appeared to be in his 30s, wearing dark-colored clothing, gloves, a baseball cap and sunglasses.

Since a similar crime occurred in the same general area last month, the police department plans to increase its patrols there, said Lt. Kevin Ammon of the SDPD Robbery Unit.

A community crime forum is scheduled for tonight at the Carmel Valley Recreation Center from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Councilwoman Sherri Lightner is expected to attend, as well as police officials.