Police release sketch of big-eyed 'serial peeper' wanted in California
CITRUS HEIGHTS, California -- Police are searching for a serial peeper wanted in connection with a sexual assault investigation.
Officers said the man was seen peering into apartments in Citrus Heights and also allegedly sexually assaulted a woman.
Since January, police have received at least nine reports of a suspicious man seen around apartment complexes near Fair Oaks Boulevard and Greenback Lane. The man allegedly follows the women to their apartment and peers into their apartment window.
Apartment resident Brianna Rowland told KTXL she is concerned about her safety.
"I don't know. He looks really creepy," Rowland said. "It's kind of scary because I live in the very back , and it's not very well-lit, so I'd advise our apartment building to maybe add more lights."
An artist with Citrus Heights Police Department drew a composite sketch after speaking with one of the victims. Officers asked the victims if they recognized the big-eyed man depicted in the drawing and it was a match.
"They pretty much identified that the sketch was similar to the person that they saw," Officer David Moranz of the Citrus Heights Police Department said. "The eyes, that's been the main point."
“They say looking into the eyes is looking into the soul of a person, and those eyes are way too scary for me,” Citrus Heights resident Andrea Duncan told KCRA.
Citrus Heights PD said they have exhausted all other leads and now need the public's help to arrest him.
"If something you see is suspicious, and it is happening right there, please call us and we will come out as soon as possible," Moranz said.
KTXL shared the police sketch on their Facebook page where it has been shared over 16,000 times and has over 5,500 comments.