Police still searching for 'peeping' details

June 18, 2010 9:00:46 PM PDT
Authorities say they have a person of interest in the recent reports of a "Peeping Tom" in a Fayetteville neighborhood, but are still trying to dig up information.Earlier this month, a resident on Winnabow Drive reported seeing a man outside her home. When she ran inside she says the suspect looked into her windows, then tried to break in, but ran off. There was also a similar incident in May.

"I don't think we are close to having an arrest," Fayetteville Police Spokesperson Dan Grubb said. "We do have a lot of strong statements and we have shown some items to some people to try and identify some things."

On Friday, officers armed with flyers on safety and security tips went door-to-door along Winnabow Drive to talk to residents and warn them to stay on alert.

"Some people haven't heard about it, hopefully this will generate some interest generate some clues and they can get this guy out of here," said Kathleen Rupert with crime prevention.

Some residents only heard about the incident on Friday that's why officers say they are spreading the word.

"I'm not afraid, but I am surprised very much," resident Veronica McClain said.

Police are talking with residents not only about the "Peeping Tom" reports, but other trouble as well. Residents say there have been numerous break-ins and robberies in the neighborhood. They say they hope a stepped up police presence will cut down the crime.

"It gives a little peace of mind knowing that police department is doing their job and they are looking out for the community, so we are going to keep doing what we can do to support them," neighbor Lloyd Jackson said.

But Jackson says he and his neighbors will continue to look out for each other's safety.

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