Bromsgrove woman awoke to find intruder in her home

By Carl Jackson 11/06 Updated: 11/06 11:43

A BROMSGROVE woman woke up to an nasty surprise on Thursday (June 7) when an intruder poked his head around her lounge door and fled after seeing the house was not empty.

The Avon Close resident had been sleeping on her sofa and, at around 2pm, she woke at the sound of her the door opening.

The man, who left the house empty-handed, was aged between 17 and 23-years-old, around 6ft tall, clean shaven and was wearing a dark hat with furry ear flaps.

A sniffer dog at the scene tracked a scent that led to vehicles in nearby Mill Close. They had been left unlocked and access had been gained to them, at some time between 10pm last Wednesday (June 6) and 2pm on the Thursday. Police believe the incidents are linked and have urged residents to be vigilant in keeping their homes and vehicles locked.

Det Con Tony Flannagan said: "Even though nothing was stolen in these incidents, entering a house without someone's permission is classed as burglary.

"Unfortunately, it does seem like someone is trying their luck in the neighbourhood and I would urge all residents about the importance of home security."

Anyone with any information on the incidents should call Det Con Flannagan on 0300 333 3000 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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