Police seek bedroom intruder

By Surrey and Hants News in Crime

Police have launched a search after a Farncombe woman woke to find a stranger in her bedroom.

The 47-year-old woman was disturbed by the intruder on the night of Monday, April 24th.

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, of medium build and 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 police believe to be the man when he was in St John’s Street, Farncombe, at approximately 10.30pm that night.

Officers say they 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.

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 to 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. Please call 101 and quote reference 45170042423.

“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.”