RPD Investigates Similar Peeping Crimes in Raleigh Neighborhood

Raleigh police are investigating 10 incidents that occurred in a neighborhood near Clark Avenue involving a suspicious person peeping through windows and entering homes.

  • On Feb. 14, 2011 on the 400 block of Brooks Avenue, a woman reported that something had been done to make it easier to peep into her home.
  • On March 19, 2011 on the 100 block on Dixie Trial, a woman reported that someone was tapping on her window. Four days later, a woman reported seeing someone looking through the window at the same address.
  • On July 23, 2011 a woman reported that she saw someone outside the same Dixie Trail home.
  • On Aug. 25, 2011 on the 2600 block of Vanderbilt Avenue, a man gained access to a home by the victim's roommate, who thought the man knew someone living there. The victim told police that the man touched her in her bed.
  • On Aug. 27, 2011 on the 100 block of Pogue Street, a woman reported that she saw someone walk into her apartment and steal cash. When she screamed, the suspect fled.
  • On Sept. 11, 2011 on the 2600 block of Vanderbilt Avenue, several people reported seeing a man standing in a bedroom doorway. He fled when they saw him.
  • On Sept. 12, 2011 on the 2500 block of Clark Avenue, the victim reported that she heard someone trying unsuccessfully to get into her home through a locked door.
  • On Oct. 16, 2011 on the zero block of Bagwell Avenue, a woman reported being inappropriately touched in her sleep. When she woke up, the suspect fled.
  • On Dec. 7, 2011 on the 2600 block of Clark Avenue, a woman reported that she heard tapping, and then heard someone trying to get in the front door to her home. She screamed, scaring the would-be intruder away.
In many of the cases, the victims were unable to provide a suspect description, making it difficult to tell whether the cases are related. However, due to their proximity, investigators are looking into any possible connection.

RPD reminds residents to lock their doors and windows, draw and close their blinds and shades especially at night, and report any suspicious activities or people in their neighborhood.

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