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UPDATE: Couple wake to find stranger with knife in their bedroom

Nanaimo RCMP have released a composite sketch of the suspect interrupted during a break and enter who threatened the home owner with a knife. The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his mid 20
Nanaimo RCMP have released a composite sketch of the suspect interrupted during a break and enter who threatened the home owner with a knife. The suspect is described as Caucasian, in his mid 20's, about 5'9', slim, 160 lbs, with brown eyes, short brown cropped hair and wearing a hoodie.
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Police are hunting for a man who ransacked a couple's home while they slept, then threatened the homeowner who awoke and confronted him.

The couple called police shortly before 2 a.m. Wednesday after the woman woke up and found a strange man in their bedroom.

Her husband woke up when the woman screamed and as she called 911, her husband confronted the suspect who pulled a knife, threatened the husband, then fled from the home, located on the 2100 block of Meredith Road, and ran off down Tulsa Road.

Mounties responded with a police dog unit that picked up a track, but lost it where the suspect might have had a car waiting for him.

Police said numerous items had been taken from the home.

The suspect is described as Caucasian, 5'10" tall with short, cropped hair and wearing a light grey hoodie and black gloves. Police released a composite sketch of the suspect Monday.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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