By Brad Segall

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (CBS) — Police in Upper Darby are working on a composite sketch of a man they say has been lurking around women’s bedrooms late at night since April, and they’re stepping up their efforts to catch him.

Authorities say the man has struck five times since April, the most recent invasion coming Friday night in the 7000 block of Clinton Road.

Now, police are going door to door in the Stonehurst Hill neighborhood and surrounding areas, hoping for some information that can lead them to the suspect.

Police superintendent Michael Chitwood says his detectives are working hard to find this man.

“We have culled files of recently released sex offenders from our jails,” he tells KYW Newsradio.  “We’re doing a series of ped (pedestrian) stops, especially in the early morning hours.”

Meanwhile, Chitwood says, he can’t understand how people can leave their windows and doors unlocked.

“This guy, in every location, he got in without any force being used to get in. So, obviously, it’s a window and/or door that’s left open,” Chitwood says.

The intruder is described as a black male in his early twenties, about 5’8″ to 5’10” tall, with a thin to medium build.

In only one case was there any contact with the victim. By the time the women figure out what’s going on, Chitwood says, the man has already fled.


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