Police investigate intruder at south-end Halifax home
Halifax police are looking into a break and enter after a woman said she woke up to find a strange man standing in her south-end Halifax bedroom early Monday morning.
Police said they got the call just after 5 a.m. from the 1000 block of Barrington Street after a man walked in through an unlocked door.
The 23-year-old woman then told the suspect to leave, which he did
"She then called police and we attended," said Staff Sgt. Barb Saunders. "The description of the suspect is fairly limited. It's just a male, slim build, with a strong Arabic accent."
Police searched the area, but haven't found the suspect.
No one was injured and nothing was stolen.
Saunders said police don't believe that this case is connected to the 'sleepwatcher' night-stalking incidents which took place in the same neighbourhood in recent years.
In February, Barry Edward Sinclair, 50, was sentenced to five years in prison for breaking and entering in connection to one of the previous sleepwatching incidents.
Many people in the area told CBC News that the most recent incident has left them shaken.
"I've lived here for almost three years and a half, and I've never heard anything like this before," said Nawaf Al-Haboobi.
"This incident really makes me feel unsafe. We don't want to wake up and see some stranger," said Huiyuan Zhou.
Police are still investigating.