CARLSBAD, Calif. (KGTV) - Police are on the hunt for a reported prowler in the North County, accused of peeking into homes - and entering them on occasion - as residents slept.
Carlsbad Police (CPD) released a sketch of the suspected prowler (above), described as a Hispanic or Caucasian male, who has reportedly been looking into windows while residents sleep.
Police said the suspect entered a residence on at least two occasions through an unsecured window. When he encountered the residents, he fled, police said.
The suspect prowling incidents occurred at:
- 3500 Garfield St.,
- 3900 Garfield St., and
- 2700 Jefferson St.
"The Police Department is taking a multi-faceted approach to catching the prowler that includes crime scene investigations, crime analysis, extra patrols, and developing a composite sketch of the suspect," CPD said.
CPD asks residents they can help police by being the eyes and ears of the community, reporting suspicious activity, and securing doors and windows.
Anyone with information or able to identify the suspect is asked to call 760-931-2197. CPD will hold a community meeting on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Carlsbad Senior Center (799 Pine Avenue) to discuss the case.