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‘We just don’t understand it’: Concern’ over serial night stalker in Geelong

Police have bolstered investigation efforts into the “Geelong night stalker” amid rising fears by police that his unusual behaviour may escalate even additional.

Detectives are alarmed at what may presumably be motivating the behaviour, with police alleging the person having scoped out 25 properties throughout six areas in Victoria’s southwest areas.

Widening his prowling radius from Geelong’s inside suburbs to Torquay and Werribee from January 29 to March 7, the person has now gained entry to 2 of those homes, police say.

He stayed in each for a brief time period earlier than fleeing.

In one CCTV video clip, the man is pictured fleeing the premises after a dog approaches him. Picture: Victoria Police.
Camera IconIn one CCTV video clip, the person is pictured fleeing the premises after a canine approaches him. Victoria Police Credit: Supplied

Interestingly, there was no injury to property or objects stolen – as an alternative the person has solely been captured on CCTV loitering and trying to enter the properties.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Gavin Mullins stated the dearth of motivation behind the incidents had induced police to concern a doable escalation into extra severe behaviour.

“The regular motivation is to steal one thing, or it could be to assault somebody inside, however there’s been nothing indicating that,” he advised Sunrise on Monday.

“We just don’t understand it at this stage.”

Police said the man has not been forcing entry, rather mostly manipulating unlocked doors. Picture: Victoria Police.
Camera IconPolice stated the person had not been forcing entry and as an alternative had principally been focusing on unlocked doorways. Victoria Police. Credit: Supplied

Police have now issued new appeals for public data, releasing recent CCTV imaginative and prescient to assist establish a person who investigators imagine might reside in Melbourne.

The trespassing incidents occurred throughout Bell Post Hill, Highton, Rippleside, Torquay and Werribee, and police want to converse to a person who’s believed to have worn a broad brimmed solar hat at occasions.

He is described as being of caucasian look, medium construct, about 180cm tall and aged between 30 and 40.

The man captured in the CCTV footage has often donned a broad brimmed sun hat. Picture: Victoria Police.
Camera IconThe man captured in the CCTV footage has typically donned a broad brimmed solar hat. Victoria Police. Credit: Supplied

Sergeant Mullins stated the disturbing incidents served as a reminder to the group to be aware of house safety.

“Lock your doorways, double lock your doorways, be sure that it’s secure which you could get out of the home if there’s a fireplace or an emergency,” he stated.

“Just fundamental safety, retaining doorways and home windows secured, is the primary approach that’ll deter this offender.

“He’s not forcing entry … he just appears to be manipulating unlocked doorways principally.”

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