Police advise residents about Peeping Tom

August 17, 2010 9:04:28 PM PDT
Residents in several neighborhoods along Bingham Road say they are on edge, because of a Peeping Tom that is running free.Three incidents were reported over the weekend on streets just a few blocks apart.

Authorities say callers reported a black or Hispanic male looking into windows or knocking on a door and being spotted in a yard.

On Tuesday night, hundreds attended a community crime meeting wanting to know if there's any new information about the Peeping Tom.

It was standing room only as residents packed a tiny church sanctuary. However, those in attendance say that they got mostly advice and for some that wasn't good enough.

"I feel frustrated, because I don't feel like they answered any of my questions," resident Melissa Shaw said.

"I wanted to know more about him, better description what's going on," resident Angela Cook said.

"I'm not mad at the police, I am mad at this guy that knows exactly what he is doing, and he is from the neighborhood everyone thinks this way why haven't they caught him yet," resident Millie Griffith said.

The police chief says he gave out few details, because he didn't want to jeopardize the case.

"We are starting to see real good trend in this community wanting to get involved is that what it's going to take to solve this case, yeah I think so," Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine said. "Cases that are open we are not giving out specific on maybe different tactic and things like that we are doing."

Chief Bergamine told the crowd it will take the public's help to catch the suspect.

"We used to have a neighborhood watch a long time ago, but now yeah we realize we need to start a neighborhood watch back up," resident James Taylor said.

"What I learned is everybody you need to be safe cause you never know when it's going to happen," 9-year-old Brianna Muhammad said.

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