Intruder who gropes sleeping woman attempts to get her to leave at gunpoint, police say

MADISON, Wis. - An east Madison woman woke up to find a stranger in her home early Wednesday, according to a news release. 

The Madison Police Department said a 45-year-old woman was sleeping on her sofa about 3:30 a.m. in the 2800 block of Commercial Avenue when she awoke to find a burglar in her house. 

According to the report, the burglar had entered the home through an unlocked window and probably had spent a significant amount of time inside the home. He had moved a purse and computer bag from its original location.

The woman realized a shirtless stranger with a bandana covering his face was standing over her with a gun and had groped her as she was sleeping on the couch.

Police said he asked her about what money and credit cards she had and attempted to get her to leave the residence to go to a nearby ATM, but the woman refused, saying that other family members in the home might create problems for the burglar if they were to wake up.

The intruder took the victim's purse, which contained cash and cellphones, and left the home through the same window he had entered earlier.

Officers were able to find most of the victim's property, and a K-9 track was conducted with no success, police said.

The man was described as black with a small build (shorter than 5 feet 10 inches) and was wearing black pants with stripes down the sides, the report said. 

Police are investigating and anyone with any information about the case is asked to contact the Madison Police Department. 

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