Sexual assault: Woman wakes up to find man in bedroom in East Vancouver

Jul 10 2016, 3:08 pm

Vancouver Police are investigating a bizarre sexual assault incident at a Eastside home during the early morning hours of Saturday.

According to a release, the woman woke up just before 4 am and found a man standing in her bedroom. There was a struggle between the woman and the suspect, who later fled the home.

Despite the thorough efforts of a police search in the neighbourhood involving the use of a police dog, the suspect was not located. He has been described by police as Caucasian, 6′ tall, and possibly in his 20s. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark clothing.

Police have deemed the incident as a sexual assault after determining the incident was sexually motivated.

Anyone who may have information that could assist investigators is asked to call the VPD Sex Crimes Unit at 604-717-3471 or Crime Stoppers’ anonymous hotline at 1-800-222-8477.