Police investigating reports of peeping Tom on city’s northwest side

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Police are investigating reports of a peeping Tom on the city’s northwest side.

“It’s a horrible feeling to be victimized in that manner,” said Sgt. Chris Wilburn, with IMPD.

Over the weekend, a man told police he was sitting in his living room when he saw someone walk right up to his door and look inside.

“Individuals like this continue the behavior until they are caught,” said Sgt. Wilburn.

The crime reportedly happened at the Oaks of Eagle Creek Apartment Complex. The man told investigators when he went outside, he saw footprints in the snow leading to other windows of ground level apartments.

“What if this individual continues to do this? Now he escalates to a point where he’s trying to gain entry to get a better view,” said Sgt. Wilburn.

Police aren’t sure if this stranger was recording, taking pictures or what exactly he was after.

“(It’s) probably someone that’s trying to burglarize for money or for drugs or whatever nothing for any good intention,” said Josephine Woods, a resident.

Investigators tell FOX59, last week there was another report of a peeping Tom in the area. In both cases, the description of the person is similar.

“If you see someone peering into your window, obviously the thing you want to do is scare them off. If you can get a description, any kind of vehicle or clothing description, anything that could help law enforcement identify that individual and identify them very quickly,” said Sgt. Wilburn.

So far, police have no reports of this peeping Tom trying to get inside any apartment units but police want this crime stopped before it gets to that level.

“I’m praying that he will, depends on if he’s at the right place at the wrong time and he gets caught,” said Woods.

If you find yourself in this type of situation, police want you to call them immediately.

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