Qld woman wakes to intruder trying to assault her in bed

Police are searching for a young man, believed to be a teenage boy, who broke into a Sunshine Coast woman’s home in the early hours of last Monday and tried to indecently assaulted her.

The 26-year-old woman was asleep in her bedroom in Maroochydore when she woke around 4am to find an unknown male, wearing only his underpants, attempting to indecently touch her.

Police said the woman immediately pushed him off and he ran from the house.


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The intruder is described as young, possibly aged in his teens, Caucasian with dark coloured hair that was short at the back and sides, around 188cm tall with a slim build.

He was wearing only dark blue boyleg style underwear.

Detectives say it’s unknown at this stage how he gained entry to the unit, however possibly via an unlocked door.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have seen anything suspicious or have dashcam vision in the vicinity of School Road at the time of the incident, before or after 4am, to come forward.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831