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Bismarck Police Try to Catch Home Intruder

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It's a troubling case, that Bismarck detectives say is at a stand still.

Someone is breaking into homes to steal money and to look at young women.

"He's not afraid of waking up the females," says Bismarck Police Lt. Gary Malo.

Talk about creepy, in the past few months, women have awakened to find a strange man in their home, sometimes standing in their rooms watching them sleep...

Time after time, the stranger leaves before officers can get there.

Malo says, "not being able to solve and it continues to happen is what's really frustrating, can only do so much."

Malo has three detectives working this case... They believe nine home intrusions are connected.

The break-ins have been to apartments or multi-family structures all in north Bismarck.

There's also another common denominator.

"Most reports have doors unlocked. You have to lock your doors. We think this guy is just going around pulling on door knobs. If he finds one he enters it," Malo says.

In several of the cases, the suspect has been confronted.

Unfortunately, no one has been able to get a good look at the suspect to give a description to police.

Evidence has been collected at the scenes and is being processed at the state crime lab, so for now, Malo says the case is at a stand still.

"From what I've seen in the incidents if there is a purse or money left out. Because he's been confronted going through a purse or jewelry. If nothing in plain view, end up going into a bedroom. It appears he's looking for females."

Detective Malo says he fears that the creepy behavior could escalate.

"Sometimes with these kinds of cases get a rush out of doing it. If they don't get caught then they do something more. That's what I'm worried about," says Malo.

Malo's advice, don't confront someone breaking into your home, call police right away. And number one is easy, just lock your door.

Malo says if you know an intruder is in your home, you should get in a room, lock the door and call 9-1-1. Even if you don't speak, officers will respond.

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