Public cautioned after stranger found sleeping in Surrey home

Police advise sexual assault may have been a motivator.

Surrey RCMP have issued an advisory to the public to ensure their doors and windows are secure, after a woman awoke early Sunday to find a stranger asleep beside her.

“As this investigation is moving forward, the Surrey RCMP want the public to be aware that sexual assault is being considered as a potential motivator in this incident,” a news release issued Monday evening states.

According to the release – which was first distributed late Monday afternoon, then updated four hours later to advise of the possible motive – a man entered a home near 64 Avenue and 121 Street between 4:20 and 7:20 a.m. Dec. 20, and fell asleep.

“When the complainant woke up, the male was asleep beside her,” the release states.

The stranger – described as a six-foot-tall aboriginal man, approximately 22 years old,with a slim build – left immediately when woken, it states.

He was wearing a black sweater and a black and grey baseball cap.

Investigators have canvassed the neighbourhood and are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen someone in the area behaving suspiciously.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 604-599-0502. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca

 

Surrey North Delta Leader

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