Intruder breaks into Gilbert home, tries to sexually assault sleeping woman - East Valley Tribune: Public Safety

Intruder breaks into Gilbert home, tries to sexually assault sleeping woman

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Posted: Monday, August 27, 2012 5:43 pm | Updated: 5:55 pm, Mon Aug 27, 2012.

A Gilbert woman was the victim of an attempted sexual assault Sunday when an intruder entered her home by forcing entry through a door.

The assault was reported to police about 8:30 p.m. The victim was home alone in the 2000 block of East San Tan Court when the suspect broke into the home and attempted to assault her while she was sleeping.

The woman awoke, fought back and was able to stop the attack. The suspect fled.

The suspect is described only as a male of average size and weight. Anyone with additional information can contact Gilbert Police at (480)503-6500, Submit a Tip at http://www.gilbertaz.gov/police/submitatip/ or Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS (948-6377).

Gilbert police are urging residents to be aware of suspicious behavior near their homes and workplace, and to alert police if they see anything unusual. You should also lock your doors and windows, and if you have a home security system, set it when you're home for the evening.

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