By Deia deBrito
Citrus Heights police are seeking a man who reportedly broke into a bedroom window late Sunday night and sexually assaulted a woman who had been sleeping in her apartment in the 7600 block of Greenback Lane.
After waking up to the sound of the intrusion, the victim screamed loudly enough for the neighbors to hear and fought off the attacker, a police report states.
The intruder, described as a white male 5 feet 8 inches tall between the ages of 22 and 25, fled on a dark red bicycle that witnesses said looks like a cruiser.
He was described as weighing about 185 pounds and clean-shaven, with spiked short blond hair and dark brown eyes.
Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Citrus Heights Police Department at (916) 727-5500, or the department's anonymous tip line at (916) 727-5524.
The Police Department offers these crime-prevention tips:
Lock doors and windows when you go out and at night.
Don't leave cash and jewelry in plain sight. Don't tell people you don't know well about your valuables.
Close pet doors.
Trim bushes and trees so your front door is visible from the street.
Leave lights on at night.
Keep a radio or a television on during the day.
Install motion lights on your property.
Vary your times of arrival and departure.
Call The Bee's Deia deBrito, (916) 321-1087.