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Police: Intruder assaults sleeping Haltom City woman

HALTOM CITY -- Police increased patrols around a north Haltom City neighborhood after a man entered a home early Monday and placed his hand inside the pajamas of a sleeping woman, police said Thursday.

The 31-year-old woman was awakened by the man who ran out of the house, police said.

The incident happened about 3:30 a.m. Monday in the 5500 block of Huddleston Street.

An unknown man entered the home through a window, police said.

"It had been secured but he managed to get it open," Haltom City police Cpl. Cody Phillips said Thursday.

Once inside, the man entered the woman's bedroom, police said.

The victim chased the man out of her home after waking up, police said. Other residents were sleeping in the house at the time of the attack, police said.

Just hours before that incident, a man fitting the same description was seen looking through a window at another home late Sunday night in the 5800 block of Bonanza Drive, police said. Residents there also ran him off, police said.

The victim described the intruder as a Hispanic man, about 30 to 45 years old, about 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-1 and a thin build. He has medium-length black hair with some gray or highlights. The man was wearing a red shirt, dark pants and a dark colored ball cap.

Anyone with information should call Haltom City police at 817-222-7000.