Police searching for man who broke into woman's bedroom in Wellington
Police have released a sketch of a man accused of breaking into a woman's bedroom in the Wellington suburb of Aro Valley.
The incident happened about 6am on Sunday, February 26.
Police were called after a woman at the address woke up to find an intruder in her bedroom.
"After a brief struggle the intruder fled on foot from the address," police said.
The intruder was not found.
"This was a traumatic experience for the young woman," Detective Jocelyn Bell said.
"Thankfully she was wasn't seriously injured. However, this incident left her extremely shaken. Finding the person responsible will go a long way to providing her with some reassurance."
Bell said she wanted to remind people to ensure their property was adequately secured, especially at night.
The suspect was described as 25 to 30-years-old, of muscular build and about 180cm (5'11") tall.
Police urged anyone with information to phone Wellington Central police station on (04) 381 2000 or the independent Crimestoppers group on 0800 555 111.