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Help find man found in sleeping woman’s bedroom

11 Jul, 2017 10:28 News

Imagine waking up and finding a stranger in your home. This is the frightening situation that occurred to a 47 year old woman on the night of 24 April 2017 in her home in Farncombe.

Earlier that evening she had been walking home at around 10pm when a man stopped and asked her if she had dropped her phone (which she hadn’t). She then felt that he was following her but got home with no further contact from him. However, she went to sleep and awoke a short time later to find the man in her bedroom. She told him to get out and he left without causing a scene and when she checked nothing had been stolen.

It is believed he entered the ground floor flat through the bedroom window which may have been left ajar.

The man is described as white, medium build, average height with cropped dark hair. He was wearing a hooded top and jeans which looked like they had paint on them.

The investigation has identified CCTV images of the person they believe to be the suspect when he was in St John’s Street, Farncombe at approximately 10.30pm on the night of the 24 April.

Police are not aware of any similar incidents but would like to hear from anyone who either recognises the man or who has concerns about any other suspicious activity in the area.

Were you in the area that evening or can you help us identify him? If so please call 101 and quote reference 45170042423.

Detective Sergeant James Ansell said: “The information you hold may seem irrelevant but could be vital to our investigations. This is extremely disturbing behaviour and we need track down this man and speak to him. If you have any information about who he is, you have seen someone that you think may be him or you were in the area that evening please do contact us.”

In this hot weather it can be tempting to have every window open, however it is particularly important that ground floor windows are not left unlatched. We know criminals are often opportunistic and that this simple measure can help deter them.

 

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