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Santa Maria Police Investigating Home-Invasion Robbery

Woman taken to hospital after 'very violent confrontation' on South Lincoln Street

Santa Maria police were investigating a violent home-invasion robbery that occurred Friday at this home on South Lincoln Street in Santa Maria. A woman was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries after the attack.
Santa Maria police were investigating a violent home-invasion robbery that occurred Friday at this home on South Lincoln Street in Santa Maria. A woman was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries after the attack. (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo)

A woman was taken to the hospital Friday following what Santa Maria police were describing as a "very violent" home-invasion robbery.

Officers were called to a residence on the 700 block of South Lincoln Street at about 11:40 a.m. following a report of a home-invasion, police said.

Details on the incident were not available, but Sgt. Russ Mendel said there was a "very violent confrontation," and that the resident fought with the intruders.

Police declined to describe the woman’s injuries, saying only that she was taken to Marian Regional Medical Center “for evaluation.” Later, officers confirmed the woman was sexually assaulted.

Mengel said investigators were looking for at least two male suspects in the case.

The single-story home was cordoned off with yellow police tape Friday afternoon as a crime scene technician worked at the site.

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Noozhawk North County Editor Janene Scully reported from the scene.

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Police block off part of South Lincoln Street in Santa Maria Friday after a ‘very violent’ home-invasion robbery. Click to view larger
Police block off part of South Lincoln Street in Santa Maria Friday after a ‘very violent’ home-invasion robbery. (Nia Wong / KCOY News photo)
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