Warning issued after another woman reports a stranger in her room

There has been another reported incident of a woman reporting a man watching her sleep in her home.

 

There has been another reported incident of a woman reporting a man watching her sleep in her home.

 

Police say a 19-year-old woman on the 1700 block of Henry Street awoke over the weekend to find an unknown man watching her sleep.

 

Police say they were called to the residence around 4:40 a.m. Saturday regarding a break and enter. When they arrived, police learned a male suspect had entered the bedroom of one of the female residents while she was sleeping.

 

The victim awoke, police say, causing the suspect to flee the scene on foot. Officers and a K-9 unit searched for the suspect, but he wasn’t located.

“The victim in this matter couldn’t determine what the method of entry was,” Staff Sgt. Sean Auld said yesterday.

The case is the latest in a disturbing string of incidents in Halifax’s south end. Since last fall there have been a handful of occasions when women awoke to find a man unknown to them watching them sleep.

The man in the previous cases was described to police as being white and in his early 20s. Police say this suspect was described as a white male around 25, dark hair, slim build with acne on his face. He was also wearing a black sweater and jeans.

“Obviously any connection with other previous break and enters are being looked at,” Auld said.

“The matter is being investigated by the general investigative section, There has been a person assigned to investigate these similar break and enters.”

While police don’t know how the suspect entered the house, they’re reminding residents to make sure all doors and accessible windows are locked at night.

“Again, we repeat that caution and ask anybody who sees a suspicious person lurking about a neighbourhood to contact police so we can investigate,” said HRP’s Const. Brian Palmeter.

 
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