A suspected stalker caught staring through the window of a house to watch a 13-year-old girl late on Friday night is being sought after by police.
The girl noticed the man looking through the window of her Collaroy Plateau home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches about 10.45pm on Friday.
He was also captured on the home’s CCTV camera walking back and forth around the Plateau Road property.
A man (pictured) was caught peeping through the window of a Collaroy Plateau home on Friday night to watch a 13-year-old girl
In the chilling footage, the man walks along the side of the house before peering inside a ground-floor window and walking off.
He is also seen walking back a few minutes later, hunched down below the window to avoid being seen.
The girl alerted her parents who searched the home’s backyard but were unable to find the man.
Police also canvassed the area, without success.
A similar incident of a man peering through a bedroom window on the night of October 4 was relayed to police but was not reported at the time.
The man was captured on the home’s CCTV camera walking back and forth around the Plateau Road property
The girl noticed the man looking through the window of her Collaroy Plateau home on Plateau Road (Google view pictured) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches about 10.45pm on Friday
The man is described as being either Aboriginal or Pacific Islander in appearance, about 25 to 35 old, with a medium to large build and short dark hair.
At the time he was wearing a light-coloured T-shirt, long pants, white sneakers and a black watch.
Northern Beaches Crime Manager, Detective Inspector Michael Boutouridis, said police take reports such as these seriously.
‘Families have the right to feel safe in their own homes but incidents such as these can be extremely distressing, especially when children are involved,’ Det Insp Boutouridis said.
‘We’ve spoken to the family involved, we’ve canvassed the neighbourhood and have collated information, but we need help from the community to identify this person.
‘Anyone who believes they know this man is urged to contact Dee Why Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000,’ Det Insp Boutouridis said.
The man is also seen walking back to the house a few minutes later, hunched down below the window to avoid being seen