File photo.

File photo.

Victoria police’s detectives are notifying the public after a woman was sexually assaulted in her home Saturday morning.

Officers say the incident took place around 1 a.m. in the 800-block of Ellery Street in Esquimalt. A man armed with a weapon entered a woman’s apartment and sexually assaulted her.

The victim was able to flee and reported the incident to the RCMP who advised VicPD. She was then taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Multiple officers are working on the investigation which is in the early stages and are asking people to be vigilant while they continue the investigation and more details become available.

Anyone with information is asked to call VicPD at 250-995-7654 or Crimestoppers anonymously at  1-800-222-TIPS (8477).