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Carlsbad police need help identifying prowler

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CARLSBAD (NEWS 8) - Police officials in Carlsbad held a community meeting Thursday to apprise the public of law enforcement efforts to identify and track down a prowler who has been lurking around and sneaking into homes in the northern reaches of the city.

The man has been spotted peering into three residences on Garfield and Jefferson streets over the last two weeks, according to police. In two of the cases, he went on to enter the homes through unlocked windows, fleeing when confronted by alarmed residents, Lt. Greg Koran said.

The mother of one of the alleged victims told News 8 a man broke through a screen and said crude things to her daughter and she ran and told mom. 

Outside of peeping and trespassing, the intruder apparently committed no crimes at the homes.

Detectives are looking into whether several similar incidents that occurred in the city earlier this summer are related to the recent series, the lieutenant said.

One woman told News 8 off camera she believes the man in the sketch is the same prowler who came to her window while she was sleeping in March. Police asked her not to do interviews so not to compromise the investigation. 

Police have disseminated an artist's rendering of the prowler but only described the suspect as a Hispanic or Caucasian male with a mustache. 

Carlsbad police recommended residents to keep windows and doors locked, installing lights around their entire house and keeping them on at night and joining or creating neighborhood watch. 

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