San Rafael police are looking for a knife-wielding prowler who suffered cuts and possible stab wounds in a fight with one of his victims, police said.
The incident occurred at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at a residence on Playa del Rey in the Canal area, said police spokeswoman Margo Rohrbacher. The burglar entered the home and confronted the two women, ages 18 and 19.
One of the women fought with the intruder while the other called 911. The burglar received "substantial" facial wounds during the fight and might have been stabbed, and he fled the home, Rohrbacher said.
Police searched the area and could not find the prowler, and they think he might have sought medical care for his injuries.
The investigation was continuing Wednesday, and detectives were canvassing the neighborhood to talk to witnesses, probationers and sex registrants.
The burglar was described as Hispanic, 19 to 25 years old, thin and about 5-foot-6. The women told police that he had dark skin, high cheekbones and "sun spots" on his face, and that he was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with his face partially exposed.
Anyone with information can call San Rafael police at 485-3000. Tipsters can also call the multilingual Bay Area Crime Stoppers hotline at 800-222-8477, where they can remain anonymous and be eligible for a possible cash reward.
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