A woman was hospitalized after she was sexually assaulted in her East Hartford home during a reported break-in early Saturday morning and police are looking for the suspect.
East Hartford police responded to a Collimore Road home at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday near Helm Road after receiving a call from the home about a break-in, theft and sex assault there. When police arrived, they discovered a woman was sexually assaulted there and had her transported to a hospital, as is protocol for any sex assault, police said.
The victim was treated and released from St. Francis Hospital. The nature of her injuries are unknown.
A .38 caliber Smith & Wesson gun was also stolen from the home.
Police are looking for a young man who is 13 to 20 years old who has dark hair, is possibly wearing brown shorts and a maroon shirt, police said. He had fled the scene on foot, police siad.
It's unclear if the woman knew her attacker or how the person got in.
Police have not made any arrests at this time.
East Hartford police have increased patrols assigned to the area, which they described as a quiet neighborhood, and are investigating leads.
Police ask anyone with information on the incident or the suspect to call the department at 860-528-4401.