East Hartford Police are searching for a man who broke into a home, sexually assaulted a woman and then stole a gun before fleeing.
At about 6:30 a.m. on Saturday, police received a call from a home on Collimore Road that a home had been burglarized and someone was sexually assaulted.
The victim told police that the suspect ran from the scene on foot.
The suspect was described as a 13 to 20-year-old, Black or Hispanic male, with dark hair, possibly wearing brown shorts and a maroon shirt.
Police said that the suspect also stole a registered .38 caliber Smith and Wesson hand gun from the home.
The victim was treated at St. Francis Hospital and later released.
Extra police patrols have been assigned to this neighborhood as a precaution.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident or the suspect, they are asked to call the East Hartford Police Department at 860-528-4401.
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