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Woman Beaten, Robbed in Home Invasion

The victim managed to break free and escape.

Police are searching for four men who beat and robbed a woman during a home invasion robbery Saturday morning.

According to the Fremont Police Department, a 49-year-old woman was taking a nap at about 11:40 a.m. inside of her Warm Springs home on the 48000 block of Purpleleaf Street when she woke up to find four men surrounding her bed. One of the suspects had a gun, police said.

The woman tried to grab her home phone, but the men snatched it from her, police said. She then tried to grab her cell phone and, again, the suspects took it away from her.

The men then began beating the victim and tried to wrap duct tape around her eyes, according to police.

The woman fought with the suspects for several minutes before breaking free and running to a neighbor’s house. She was later transported to a nearby hospital and treated for facial injuries.

After the woman escaped, the suspects stole jewelry from her home and fled by jumping over the back fence, police said.

Authorities believe they likely had a car — a black older model Acura with worn paint — waiting for them.

One of the suspects was described as a Hispanic man, about 40 years old, 5-feet and 6-inches tall, wearing a grey shirt and jeans and carrying a small handgun.

A second suspect was described as a Hispanic man in his early 20s, also about 5-feet and 6-inches tall with a thin build. He was wearing a burgundy shirt and jeans.

The other two suspects were only described as Hispanic men.

Police believe the home invasion was a random act and are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fremont Police Department at 510-790-6900 or by submitting a tip online at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.

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