Alert issued after break and enter sexual assault in Etobicoke

TORONTO – A woman was sexually assaulted in her sleep during a string of break and enters in the Etobicoke area on the weekend, say Toronto police.

It is alleged that several homes in the Berry Road and Parklawn Road area experienced a rash of break-ins on Sunday July 7 between 12:55 a.m. and 3:30 a.m.

It is reported that a male suspect entered the homes through unlocked doors and windows while the residents were asleep.

Police say the man was seen prowling the area around 2:30 a.m. and fled when a homeowner discovered him.

Investigators believe the same man is responsible for a series of break and enters and sexual assaults in 2012.

Officials say it’s unclear how many homes were broken into and if any objects or possessions were stolen.

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Police are reminding residents to keep their windows and doors locked in the area and to call police if they notice any suspicious people or vehicles in their neighbourhood.

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