NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - New Orleans and Tulane University police are investigating five separate burglaries that occurred in a tight time early Sunday and Monday mornings, but are believed to be the work of a single suspect.
Police say the perpetrator appears to be targeting single women. The suspect is possibly following them and casing their homes.
Police are warning area residents to be careful and aware of the surroundings.
The first incident occurred around 3:48 a.m. in the 1200 block of Lowerline Street, when a woman was awakened when she heard a single glass pane on her front door shatter.
A man entered her bedroom. She screamed and the man fled the residence.
The suspect in this incident was described as a white man in his 20s, standing 5-feet-7-inches to 8-feet-8-inches tall with a medium build. He wore long hair and a blue, white or gray long sleeved shirt and jeans.
In the second incident, a female student reported that at some time between 4:30 a.m. and 5:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Lowerline Street she was awakened by sounds coming from her living room.
She went to the room and saw an unknown man rummaging through her property.
The man, whose face was concealed by a scarf, fled the residence.
The suspect in this incident is between 5-feet8-inches and 5-feet-10-inches tall between 18 and 30 years old. No further description was available due to the scarf over his face.
In the third incident, at approximately 3:17 a.m. in the 1100 block of Broadway Avenue Monday morning, a female student said she awoke to find a man in her room. She screamed and the man fled the residence.
The suspect in this incident was described as a white male, 5-feet-10-inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing all black.
There are two other incidents believed to also involve the same suspect:
- 7600 Oak Street Friday night or early Saturday morning
- 1700 South Carrollton at approximately the same time as the Oak Street incident.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to call the Tulane University Police Department at 504-865-5381 or the NOPD at 504-821-2222.