By Sophia Hall

KINGS POINT, N.Y. (CBS 2 / WCBS 880) — Two upscale Long Island communities were on edge Thursday as a dangerous serial burglar remains on the prowl.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reports

Nassau County police said he’s responsible for at least six break-ins or attempted break-ins in Great Neck and Kings Point.

The suspect apparently tried to strike again early Wednesday morning, but a 17-year-old girl may have scared him off.

“When I walked into the bathroom, it really hit me when I heard the window. Someone was trying, I felt like someone was trying to come in,” she said.

Police said the suspect has a history of violence, and that DNA linked him to the beating of a Hempstead woman, and the rape of a 2-year-old girl in Texas.

More From CBS New York

CELEBRATING 50 YEARS
Get Our Morning Briefs

Watch & Listen LIVE