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A woman standing outside of her north Auburn apartment was attacked very early Tuesday morning, the Placer County Sheriff's Office reports.

The assault was on Quartz Drive at 1:18 a.m., sheriff's spokesperson Dena Erwin said. A man approached the woman, showed her a weapon and forced her back into her apartment. He physically assaulted her and then rifled through her belongings, taking some items before running away.

The victim described the assailant/robber as white, in his late 20s or early 30s and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. She said he had very bad acne scars and scruffy facial hair. His eyes were dark. He wore a gray, zipped hoodie sweatshirt with the hood covering his hair. He had on blue jeans and black shoes. She said he had very strong body odor.

Anyone who recognizes the man was encouraged to contact Placer County Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 923-8191 or online at Placer County Crime Stoppers. All contact with Crime Stoppers remains anonymous. Callers are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if the tip leads to an arrest.

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