Boulder Police: Sleeping woman groped by home intruder

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BOULDER, Colo. -- Boulder Police are looking for a man who they say fondled a woman while she slept in her bedroom early Sunday morning.

The victim, who was asleep with her boyfriend, felt someone touch her and screamed when she realized it was a stranger. The man fled the house. Police were unable to locate him.

Police believe the suspect entered a home in the 900 block of University through an unlocked door.

“There has to be something wrong with you if you're going to go in with multiple people in a room and try to fondle someone while there are two people in a bed," said Rebecca Irwin, a CU student. "That's weird."

The victim's roommates were also home at the time but had no contact with the suspect.

The suspect is described as a white male, between 18 and 22 years old, 5'8" to 5'10" tall, 170 pounds, with dark brown or black hair in a buzz cut style, wearing a dark hoodie and blue jeans.

Residents of the Boulder neighborhood, which is located just a couple of blocks from the CU campus, said there have been a number of break-ins in their area in recent months. Sam Tyson said her next door neighbor left his window open and left his bedroom briefly for the kitchen.

"Somebody jumped through the window in the time that he was in the kitchen, stole his laptop and left out the same window before he got back to his room," Tyson said.

She and other residents said they occasionally leave windows, even doors, open and unlocked. They said the latest incident will cause them to rethink that habit in the future.

"It is scary because I come from a neighborhood where I didn't have to worry about this stuff and you think in Boulder that you're safe and you're not," Tyson said. "It's a big wakeup call."

The suspect in Sunday's crime faces charges of Attempted Sexual Assault, Unlawful Sexual Contact and 2nd Degree Burglary.

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