Police seeking Collegetown prowler who reached into women’s windows and touched them as they slept

‘Secure windows and doors to deter unwanted entry’

A prowler was roaming the streets of Collegetown late last night and touching women as they lay sleeping, according to police.

A Cornell University crime alert came out this morning regarding two incidents that occurred in the Cook Street/Delaware Avenue area of Collegetown last night. CUPD was informed this morning.

At about 3:11 a.m. Ithaca Police Department responded to a prowler complaint made by a resident of an apartment on the 100 block of Cook Street. The crime report added that the woman was suddenly awoken while asleep in her bedroom, while a person standing outside of her window was touching her body. The prowler fled before IPD arrived.

Later in the night around 5:26 a.m., a second complaint was made from a resident in an apartment on the 200 block of Delaware Avenue. A similar scenario ensued where she was also asleep in her bedroom and awakened by a person touching her body while standing outside of her bedroom window. Again, the person left prior to police arrival. So far the prowler has not been located.

“In both cases the suspect complainants described the suspect as a white male, mid 30s in age, and clean shaven. If you have any information regarding these incidents please contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245. The Cornell Police would like to remind people to secure their windows and doors to deter unwanted entry.”

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