Abbotsford woman wakes up to find unknown man in her bedroom

Apr 19 2018, 3:54 pm

Abbotsford Police are warning the public and looking for any further information after a recent and terrifying incident in the city.

According to police, on April 5 a woman who was sleeping in bed awoke around 11:30 pm to find an unknown man in her bedroom, standing by her bed.

The woman screamed, and the suspect fled.

Police were called to the home in the 30500 block of Cardinal Avenue, but because the incident happened in the dark, the woman wasn’t able to provide a description of the suspect.

Police patrols and a K9 search unit were unable to find the suspect at the time.

Now, police said detectives have reviewed CCTV, collected witness statements and conducted neighbourhood canvasses.

“However, we are requesting anyone that may have information about this incident to please contact the Abbotsford Police Department,” said APD Sgt. Judy Bird.

The APD added that as the weather gets warmer, many people will leave their windows and doors open for airflow.

As such, they offered the following tips:

  • Always close and lock any doors and windows that could be used to gain
    access to your home while you’re away or sleeping, even in warmer weather;
  • Put all car keys and other keys out of sight and not in reach of windows and the
    front door;
  • Use door chains and spy holes to give you extra security if someone knocks on your
    door. Never be afraid to turn people away. If you have concerns about anyone who
    has come to your door call the police;
  • If you are going to be away, have a neighbour or friend pick up your mail and
  • Use timers to control lighting within the home;
  • Consider installing a home alarm system and use vehicle anti-theft
    devices/vehicle alarm systems.

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