Skip to main content

2 reports of St. Cloud women waking to a naked burglar standing by their bed

The latest happened Monday on the same block as the first report.

Multiple reports of a half-naked burglar is cause for concern for women living near St. Cloud State University. 

According to Tri-County Crime Stoppers, the latest incident happened at 7:30 a.m. Monday on the 700 block of 7th Avenue South in St. Cloud. The 911 caller reported a burglary and attempted sexual assault of a 20-year-old woman. 

The victim told police that she woke up to a man in her bedroom who was naked from the waist down. The man grabbed her by the ankles but fled the scene when she screamed and pushed the intruder away. 

Tri-County Crime Stoppers says the suspect is described as a mixed-race man with darker skin. It's believed that he's in his 20s, is approximately 5-foot-7 or 5-foot-8 with very short hair, a lean build and possibly some facial hair on his chin. 

The incident is similar to one reported on the same block Oct. 19, when police received a 911 call at 6:06 a.m. from a woman reporting a naked man was in her bedroom, exposing and touching himself sexually, according to Crime Stoppers. 

The victim described that suspect as a 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-8 mixed-race man with a "beer belly," possibly 30-40 years old with short or shaved hair, facial hair along the jaw line, large lips and a hairy chest.

"There are enough similarities between the two incidents that we are investigating them together and are considering the potential that it could be the same suspect," St. Cloud Police Department Assistant Chief Jeffrey Oxton tells Bring Me The News. 

Follow Bring Me The News on Flipboard

St. Cloud police has increased its presence in the area and reminds everyone to keep doors and windows locked, especially at night and when no one is home. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Cloud Police Department at 320-251-1200, or Tri-County Crime Stoppers at 320-255-1301, 1-800-255-1301 or via the Crime Stoppers website

Screen Shot 2018-10-30 at 7.21.14 AM

Next Up

Police tape

Woman dies after being shot in Minneapolis

The woman in her 20s died at the scene.


Twin Cities liquor store worker offers shoes off her feet to unhoused man

The man asked for boxes to use as makeshift shoes before the woman offered hers.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 2.19.37 PM

St. Paul PD releases footage showing fatal police shooting of Howard Johnson

The 24-year-old died after being shot by a St. Paul officer Monday night.


22 dogs taken in by Animal Humane Society from shuttered breeder

The dogs were taken in after a report stated there were too many on a single property.


Latest on the 2 snowstorms set to impact Minnesota

The first arrives Thursday night into Friday before a bigger system comes next week.


Cop who pepper-sprayed downtown protesters received $150K payout

Samantha Belcourt said she "feared for her life."

Powerball Minnesota lottery

$1 million Powerball prize won in Twin Cities

The winning ticket was sold in Chanhassen for Wednesday's draw.

Screen Shot 2022-12-08 at 9.16.18 AM

Animales Barbeque Co. looks to open brick-and-mortar location

The popular food truck has partnered with the owner of Billy Sushi.

Christmas presents

Here are some 2022 holiday shipping deadlines to keep in mind

Most deadlines are a few days before Christmas Eve.


St. Cloud police arrest suspected naked burglar

Two women woke to a naked man in their bedrooms last month.

Screen Shot 2020-06-15 at 7.11.05 AM

St. Cloud State student-athlete suspended from team following alleged assault

The incident reportedly took place off campus on Sep. 18.

Kids posing as solicitors are burglarizing homes in St. Paul

There's been a string of burglaries since the beginning of May.

Charges: St. Cloud man chopped off tips of neighbor's fingers

The defendant was arrested and charged with two felonies.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

St. Cloud woman arrested after attempting to assault people with an axe

The woman was taken into custody Saturday and is being held at Stearns County Jail.

Deer carcasses left on hoods of cars outside St. Cloud YMCA

One of the victims says the carcasses were placed on vehicles belonging to Somali immigrants.