Teen reports another peeping incident

June 16, 2010 8:57:03 PM PDT
There is a crime alert in Fayetteville after a second "Peeping Tom" incident has been reported.A 14-year-old told authorities she saw a man looking into her room on Carteret Place this week. The report comes after a woman said she saw a man peeping into her home on Winnabow Drive on June 5.

The most recent incident happened in a neighborhood with a community watch program.

"She thought she saw something out the window, she looked outside saw a black male," Fayetteville Police Spokesperson Dan Grubb said.

Police say the suspect took off.

Meanwhile, resident Marge Freeland says she and her neighbors in College Lakes are unable to rest easy after hearing about the incident.

"Scares me that somebody would be going around taking advantage of people like that," she said.

Across town residents on Winnabow Drive share that same concern, following several reported incidents.

"A 'Peeping Tom' he might just be more than a peep," resident Lloyd Jackson said. "He might be coming to do something, you don't know if he is carrying a weapon or coming to harm your children or anything, so it's very upsetting."

Police say the suspect on Winnabow Drive is white and the suspect on Carteret Place is reportedly African American.

So far, they haven't determined if either incidents are related to a serial rapist suspected of attacking seven women around Fayetteville --that investigation is still ongoing.

"We still have the task force in tack and investigate anything that comes up to see it ties into the pattern of activity that was six months ago," Rape Task Force Captain Mark Bridgeman said.

Police are still warning residents to remain vigilante.

Investigators also say they are just now learning that there may have been other prior "Peeping Tom" incidents that were not reported. Police are urging residents across the city to immediately report any and all suspicious activity.

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