San Luis Obispo woman wakes up to an intruder in her bedroom, police say

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A woman woke up to an intruder inside her San Luis Obispo apartment in the middle of the night Monday, the San Luis Obispo Police Department confirmed in an email.

Police Capt. Brian Amoroso said a male suspect removed the screen from an open kitchen window and entered the apartment around 3:30 a.m. He then opened the door to the room the woman was sleeping in.

The woman heard him come in, Amoroso said, and yelled at him to get out of the room. The man left the room and fled out the front door on Casa Street.

It was difficult for her to get a good description of the subject because it was dark, Amoroso said, but man was described as white or Hispanic, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 tall with an average build.

Officers were on scene “very quickly” and checked the apartment and surrounding area but were unable to locate the suspect. Nothing was reported to be taken from the apartment.

“It’s a good reminder for residents to lock doors and windows to prevent an entry such as this,” Amoroso said.

Anyone with information can call SLOPD at 805-781-7317.