Woman wakes up to intruder in her apartment

Reported by Scott Saxton email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A 21-year-old woman woke up to find a man in her apartment attacking her early Tuesday morning in Wilmington.

The victim told police a man in his twenties was standing over her and asked if she was going to cooperate.  When she started to scream, she says the man grabbed her neck and punched her in the face.  He eventually took off.

Police say the man got into the apartment on Ringo Drive by cutting a screen and raising an unlocked window.

The victim did not get a good description of her attacker.  She was treated at the scene.

Police are investigating the case as a breaking and entering and attempted sexual assault.

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