RCMP investigate after Surrey woman wakes up to stranger sleeping in her bed

Dec 20 2017, 3:17 am

Surrey RCMP are investigating a bizarre disturbance overnight on December 20 where one woman awoke to find a stranger sleeping in bed next to her.

Police say an unknown male allegedly entered a residence in the area of 64 Avenue and 121st Street during the night on December 20 and fell asleep sometime between 4:20 and 7:20 a.m. A woman living in the house says she woke up in the morning to find the man asleep next to her in bed, and reported the incident to the police.

Authorities are not saying what happened after the woman woke up, but they are searching for the suspect who is described as Aboriginal, approximately 22 years old, 6′ tall, slim build, wearing a black sweater, and a black and grey baseball cap.

They are also considering sexual assault as a motive in the case.

“We’re not sure what the motive was,” says Cpl. Scotty Schumann with Surrey RCMP. “Police would like anyone who may have seen someone in that area acting suspicious to give our investigators a call.  This is a good opportunity to remind people, even when they are at home, to ensure their ground level doors and windows are secure.”

The incident bares a strong similarity to another home invasion that happened earlier this year in North Vancouver, when a man came home to find an intoxicated stranger sleeping in his bed. Instead of calling police, the man filmed a video and posted it on YouTube, now seen almost two million times.

Police will now be canvassing the area looking for witnesses and surveillance video. Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS

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