Nova Scotia

Intruder slips into sleeping woman's bedroom

Another woman in south-end Halifax has awoken to find a stranger in her bedroom.

Another woman in south-end Halifax has awoken to find a stranger in her bedroom.

A woman told police she spotted the man in her bedroom at 6 a.m. Friday. The intruder fled when she woke up. She was not hurt.

Police believe the man got into the apartment on Queen Street through an unlocked door.

There have been similar incidents in the city's south end over the years, but police said this one doesn't appear to be related to the so-called sleep watcher.

"Based on the suspect's description, it is not believed at this time that this incident is linked to other similar break and enters," Halifax Regional Police said in a statement Tuesday.

The intruder is described as a heavier-set white man, approximately 40 years old, wearing a light-coloured baseball cap.

Police said it's possible he rides a bicycle around the area.

The intruder known as the sleep watcher is described as a white man in his early 20s, about five-foot-10, with dark hair and medium build.

Police remind residents to lock their doors and windows at night.

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