Surrey woman finds stranger sleeping beside her

Sexual assault is being considered as a potential motive after a man was found sleeping in the wrong home in Newton on Sunday morning.

Police are investigating sexual assault as a motive after a woman finds a stranger sleeping beside her in her Newton home

SURREY — Police are investigating sexual assault as a motive after a woman found a stranger sleeping beside her in her Newton home early Sunday morning.

She woke him up and he took off, police said.

This happened in the neighborhood of 64th Avenue and 121st Street. Police believe the man entered the residence some time between 4:20 a.m. and 7:20 a.m.

The man is described as aboriginal, about 22, five feet three inches tall, slim, and wearing a black sweater and a black and grey baseball cap.

“We’re not sure what the motive was,” Surrey RCMP Cpl. Scotty Schumann said. “Police would like anyone who may have seen someone in that area acting suspicious to give our investigators a call. This is a good opportunity to remind people, even when they are at home, to ensure their ground level doors and windows are secure.”

Police ask anyone with information to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

tom.zytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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