PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Philadelphia police are searching for a suspect they believe is responsible for a pair of overnight break-ins during which two women were inappropriately touched while sleeping.
The first incident happened at about 3:40 a.m. on April 3rd inside a home in the 10000 block of Jeanes Street in Northeast Philadelphia.
Investigators say a 27-year-old woman awoke when she felt someone caressing her leg. The female began to scream and the suspect ran out the home through the front door. Police say the suspect entered the home through an unlocked 1st floor window.
In this incident, the suspect was described as a white male, 25-35-years-old, approximately 5’10” tall with a shaved head. He was wearing a black-hooded sweatshirt/raised hood, with black pants and sneakers.
The second incident happened in the 10000 block of Ferndale Street, only a short distance away from the first incident. On April 10th, at about 1:00 a.m., a 25-year-old female awoke when she felt someone making indecent contact with her. She observed an unknown male kneeling next to her bed and she began screaming.
The suspect then ran out of the home. The female victim believes that the suspect may have entered the home through an unlocked window.
The suspect in this incident is described as a white male in his late 20’s, between 5’10” to 6’ with a close buzz cut hair style, light brown beard and mustache. He was wearing a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt, light blue tee-shirt and blue plaid shorts.
Investigators believe the same suspect may be responsible for both intrusions. The incidents bear similarities to one another by virtue of the offender description, modus operandi and/or location or nature of offense.
Anyone with information is urged to contact the Special Victims Unit at 215-685-3263 or 215-685-3253.