Resident awakes to find stranger in bedroom

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It was a terrifying wakeup for a Simcoe resident who awoke to find a stranger standing in their bedroom.

Norfolk OPP were called to the Kent Street home just before 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Officers determined the resident had been asleep when they woke up to find a man with a flashlight in their bedroom. The homeowner yelled and the man took off through a back door.

No injuries were reported.

The suspect is described as white, in his early 20s, and clean cut. He was carrying a large backpack.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call police at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).