[UPDATED] Woman wakes to find man in her bedroom in East Vancouver

Sep 14 2016, 2:59 pm

UPDATE 2pm: A 17-year-old boy is in custody following the break-in. At around 2 am, a 57-year-old woman woke to find him standing in her bedroom. He allegedly tried to sexually assault her before he was scared off by others in the home.

The boy is known to police and they’re continuing to investigate.

Original story:

An East Vancouver woman woke to find a man in her bedroom in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

A spokesperson for the Vancouver Police Department told Daily Hive that the incident happened near Sherbrooke Street and East 37th Avenue. The man eventually was scared off and the woman wasn’t physically hurt.

Police say there’s a “significant language barrier” and they’re still gathering details.