PROWLER: Intruder Awakens Woman On Briar Place Overnight

A sleeping woman was awakened by the sound of an intruder in her Briar Place apartment late Thursday night. The offender’s intentions are not known.

Police responded to the victim’s home, a garden apartment of a courtyard building in the 700 block of Briar, at 11:20PM. There, the woman told officers that she got up and was able to see the man as he headed toward her front door.

The intruder is described as male, black, 5’8″ tall, with braided hair. He wore a denim jacket, black hoodie, and blue jeans. He fled in an unknown direction.

Police initially categorized the case as a criminal trespass to a residence in CPD case HX192808.

As CWB has been reporting, a series of break-ins have been reported over the past week along Broadway, not far from the scene of last night’s intrusion. None of the other incidents are known to have involved occupied residences.

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