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 probably be motivating the behaviour, with police alleging the person having scoped out 25 houses throughout six places in Victoria’s southwest areas.
Widening his prowling radius from Geelong’s internal 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.
Interestingly, there was no harm to property or gadgets stolen – as a substitute the person has solely been captured on CCTV loitering and trying to enter the houses.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Gavin Mullins stated the dearth of motivation behind the incidents had brought on police to worry a doable escalation into extra critical behaviour.
“The regular motivation is to steal one thing, or it may be to assault somebody inside, however there’s been nothing indicating that,” he informed Sunrise on Monday.
“We just don’t understand it at this stage.”
Police have now issued new appeals for public info, releasing recent CCTV imaginative and prescient to assist establish a person who investigators imagine could reside in Melbourne.
The trespassing incidents occurred throughout Bell Post Hill, Highton, Rippleside, Torquay and Werribee, and police need to communicate 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.
Sergeant Mullins stated the disturbing incidents served as a reminder to the neighborhood to be conscious of dwelling safety.
“Lock your doorways, double lock your doorways, be sure that it’s protected you could get out of the home if there’s a fireplace or an emergency,” he stated.
“Just primary safety, holding 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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