HERCULES -- A woman was dragged from her bed and beaten by a suspect who claimed he was "the police" during a home invasion robbery Tuesday, authorities said.

At 10:38 p.m., Hercules police officers responded to the 100 block of Bonaire Avenue for a report of a residential robbery. When they arrived, the female victim, the lone occupant of the residence, told police she was sleeping in the upstairs master bedroom when she was awakened by a man.

The suspect shined a bright light in her face and said he was "the police." He then asked the woman if she was alone in the house before punching her in the face and tying her up with a cord.

The woman told police the man then put an unknown object to the victim's head and threatened to kill her before he dragged her into the master bedroom closet and demanded money and jewelry.

When the woman told him she had neither, the suspect hit her again and threatened to shoot her. The victim told police she heard a second male in the bedroom, but did not see him.

The woman, who has not been identified, suffered facial injuries and was taken to a hospital for treatment and later released.

Officers examined the home and determined the suspect or suspects entered through an unlocked downstairs bedroom window. The master bedroom and closet were ransacked, but the woman could not determine if anything was taken.


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Police did not name any suspects on Wednesday. The investigation is ongoing.

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