BEDFORD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police in Bedford are looking for a possible peeping Tom caught on video creeping up to a bedroom window.
Bedford Police want your help identifying a young man spotted approaching the home on Cliffside Lane.
Home surveillance video caught the man, a ladder in hand, headed straight toward a back bedroom window.
It happened Wednesday night at 8:20 p.m.
The 26-year-old woman who lives in the home – whom we are not identifying – spoke with CBS2’s Ali Bauman.
“It’s never a good feeling to know that some man is outside your window at 8 o’clock at night who is a stranger,” she said.
It appears that when the man saw the surveillance camera, he ran away. The woman believes the suspect came to her home before.
“It was late in August, I was ready to take a shower and I noticed a man outside my window watching me,” she said. “When we made eye contact I immediately ran to the window yelling, shouting ‘I see you.'”
The woman said police suggested installing security cameras.
Months later, this suspect was seemingly caught in the act.
Police believe he may have taken the ladder from another nearby home.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late teens or early twenties with glasses, a beard and mustache.
Cliffside Lane is a sort, dead-end street. Some of the homes are tucked behind what are now bare trees. Police say the suspect may have taken the ladder from another nearby home.
“We have woods and a highway back there, that’s the biggest concern. Safety is always a concern. We have a lot of kids living on the street,” said resident Maria Alba Fisch.
Fisch wonders if their neighborhood is an easy target.
“Because it’s in the back, and because it’s quiet. I can imagine someone saying ‘Well, that’s a target.’ I think we’re secure in that we’re connected all to each other and the fact that we have a good system to protect us.”
Now that system is tighter than ever as residents are more vigilant and are hoping for an arrest.
Anyone with information is asked to call Bedford Police at (914)-241-3111.