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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Miami Gardens police and Hollywood police are looking for a ‘peeping tom’ and trying to figure out if he is the same man victimizing families in two communities
A prowler is seen on surveillance repeatedly peering into windows in Miami Gardens and Hollywood. The perpetrator looks similar.
“We are looking at Miami Gardens as someone of interest,” said Christian Lata, spokesperson for the Hollywood Police Department.
In Miami Gardens the peeping tom has been caught on camera at least twice, watching children through windows.
It happened a block away from an elementary school where some parents are disturbed there is a peeping tom in their midst.
“It can happen anywhere to anybody. They can follow you,” said parent Reshma Bacchus.
And now Hollywood police want to know if the peeping tom has moved 4 miles north and is watching children who live on Funston street off State Road 7.
A peeping tom is caught on camera looking in a window, leaving and returning to the property.
The owner of the home who was victimized says the peeping tom has upended his family.
“It’s terrible. My daughters are afraid to go out at night,” the homeowner tells CBS4.
The homeowner says he thinks the peeping tom along with other vagrants are hanging out in a junkyard next door that is filled with old cars, trucks and a flatbed.
“Come nighttime that is home for them,” he says. “I hope the city does something.”
Police are asking anyone with information on the peeping tom to call Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS or 954-493-TIPS.