17-year-old arrested in sexually motivated East Vancouver break-in

Sep 14 2016, 9:23 pm

An arrest has been made in the case of a woman who woke up to find an intruder standing in her bedroom in her East Vancouver home early Wednesday morning.

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A 17-year-old who is known to police is in custody after he broke into the home near East 37th Avenue and Sherbrooke Street. The 57-year-old woman woke up to him in her bedroom at 2 am, and he allegedly tried to sexually assault her.

The boy ran off after being scared away by others in the home, but was arrested by police at 10:30 this morning.

Detectives are continuing to interview witnesses and gather evidence.