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North Las Vegas Police Hunting Peeping Tom

Investigators need help to catch a peeping tom. They say the suspect has been spying on women in their North Las Vegas homes for several weeks now. They're concerned about what could happen next.

Cheryl Murray says the peeping tom was in her backyard. "You almost feel more like a prisoner in your home. You know it really is kind of frightening," she said.

Investigators say the man is 32-year-old Abrawien Percy and is wanted by authorities. "Police are concerned because the suspects behavior is escalating," said North Las Vegas Police Officer Chrissy Coon.

Percy is accused of peeping in thru the windows of unsuspecting victims for at least the past month. "It's scares me. It really does. Especially when my husband is gone," said Murray. "I guess you always think that it happens to somebody else and then it does come to your block and it does happen to you."

Only weeks ago, Murray says she spotted Percy on her very own fence. She confronted him before he took off and then her phone rang. "My neighbor had just called and said someone was looking into her window while she was just showering and I said, ‘Oh my gosh. I just yelled at the fella,'" she said.

According to police, Percy may be connected to six different incidents, but it's the most recent that worry them. Two times authorities say the suspect attempted to pry his way inside the home, but was scared off by a burglary alarm. "There may be a house that doesn't have an alarm and he may make entry and our concern is what will he do," said Officer Coon.

Investigators tell homeowners to always be aware of suspicious activity in your neighborhood and to report it to police. Be mindful if you have windows without blinds, so as to not leave yourself venerable.

Police say they have stepped up patrols in the area to catch the suspect.

Murray believes the suspect may no longer get satisfaction from only looking. "I was brought up that men are supposed to protect woman, not hurt us. He really is invading our lives," she said.

But for now, she's just thankful her past encounter with him didn't end any worse. "That could have been it for me. So it is scary to know that I was that close to someone that dangerous," she said.

Police say Percy is likely driving around in a white 1999 Hyundai Sonata with a Nevada license plate 937 VEY. If you know where he is, you're urged to call police.