Banora woman wakes to find stranger in her bedroom
A BANORA Point woman woke up early this morning to see a stranger wearing a dark hoodie jumper standing at the end of her bed.
Tweed Byron LAC duty officer Inspector Darren Steel said about 4am this morning a woman in a Pioneer Pde home woke to find a man standing in her room.
"The woman was in bed asleep, she woke and found a person dressed in a dark coloured hoodie standing near her bedroom dressing table," he said.
"She screamed and the man ran from the house.
"It appears the person has come through an unlocked side window."
The woman called police immediately after the incident.
It is unclear at this stage what the intruder's motives were.
Tweed Police are asking anyone with information to call CrimeStoppers on 1800 333 000 or Tweed Police on 07 5536 0999. Callers to CrimeStoppers can remain anonymous.
Insp Steel said the incident serves as a reminder to Tweed residents to ensure they take home security seriously:
- Make it as difficult as possible for an offender to gain entry i.e. install and use key operated locks on doors and windows, don't place keys under door mats or in obvious places.
- Make it as difficult as possible for an offender to exit with your property i.e. use the key-operated locks on doors and windows, make sure alarms are functioning.
- Make it as difficult as possible for an offender to want to steal your property i.e. engrave or microdot all items of value.