MPD sex crimes unit on the hunt for escalating peeping tom

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The suspect broke into a U of M student's home Friday.
Minneapolis police are looking for a peeping tom whose behavior they fear is becoming more threatening.

In the past three weeks, a man fitting the same description threatened or attacked three women in Minneapolis.

In the first two incidents -- which occurred May 31 and June 6 -- the suspect threatened to attack and sexual assault women from their bedroom windows. In both of these cases, the suspect did not act on the threats.

Last Friday, police say the same suspect threatened a University of Minnesota student through her bedroom window. Then he did break into her home on Eerie Street SE, just a few blocks from the U's East Bank campus.

The suspect and victim struggled, but she was able break free and escape. The suspect booked it out of the house and wasn't caught.

Police are troubled by the escalating behavior in the most recent incident.

Minneapolis Police Lt. Nancy Dunlap sent a message to the attacker at a press conference Friday, according to the Star Tribune:

"So far you have not completed a sexual assault," said Dunlap. "You will get caught if you complete one. You will go to prison. You will go to prison for a very long time. We do not want to see that happen. So we're asking you to stop."

A description of the suspect, from WCCO:

Victims described their attacker as a black man, 5 feet and about 10 or 11 inches tall. He has a light or medium build and his shoulder-length hair is braided. They think he is between 18 and 30 years old.

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