An El Centro man was attacked and bitten Monday night during a botched robbery attempt.
El Centro police Officer Jorge Hernandez was en route to the 1500 block of South Cypress Drive in response to a residential burglary alarm call at 7:19 p.m. when he passed a suspicious- looking man on a bicycle, Lt. Paul Longoria said.
The man was bleeding from the face and his clothing was in disarray, Longoria said.
Hernandez stopped the man and was interviewing him when the El Centro Police Department received another call from a separate residence in the 1500 block of South Cypress Drive, Longoria said.
The second call reported that a man had been attacked by an intruder whose description matched that of the man on the bicycle, Longoria said.