COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -

Colorado Springs Police say a 71 year old woman was sexually assaulted during a home invasion on E. Boulder Street Thursday night. 

The victim told police she was watching TV around 10:15 when she noticed a man looking through her bedroom window.

The victim grabbed her gun to defend herself, but the man broke into her home and attacked her before she could fire.

Police say the suspect stole the woman's wallet following the assault. The victim says there was about $100 in the wallet when it was taken. 

The suspect is a black male, approx. 6’ tall, medium build, approx. 25 years of age, with a short cropped hair cut, and no facial hair. 

The suspect told the victim he was homeless and prior to leaving her home he stole a double sized comforter from her sofa. The comforter was blue in color, dark on one side and lighter on the other.