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Peeping Tom suspect sought on Hilton Head

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC (WTOC) -

Several incidents of a man peeping into windows on the south end of Hilton Head have been reported.

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office deputies responded at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday to Tanglewood Villas after a resident reported seeing a man looking in her window.

The victim, a 13-year old girl, told deputies that she walked into her room after showering and noticed a subject staring at her through her bedroom window, according to the BCSO.

The girl's mother, who was on the rear patio at the time, reported seeing a man from the side of the building and jump over a fence. The suspect was described only as a black male wearing dark clothing, according to the BSCO. Deputies searched the area, but the man was not located.

Two similar incidents were also reported in the nearby area over the last three weeks.

On Jan. 24, deputies received a report of a suspicious black male who was seen hiding in the bushes in the courtyard area of Beach Arbor Villas at 24 Deallyon Ave. The caller said the same suspect was seen on several occasions in the area always between 6:45-7:00 a.m. The caller was  was concerned that the man may have been trying to watch teen girl tennis students get dressed in the morning, according to the BCSO.

The suspect was also described as a black male who was wearing a dark hoodie. He was between 20-30 years old. He was about 5'10" tall and weighed 160 lbs.  

On Jan. 30, deputies responded to the Metropolitan Hotel at 36 S. Forest Beach Dr. on an indecent exposure report. The victim, a 25-year old hotel desk clerk, told deputies that at about1:30 a.m. she saw a man standing outside a window near the office and masturbating, according to BCSO. The suspect was described only as a male in dark hoodie.

South Forest Beach area residents and business owners are encouraged to be on the lookout for and report any suspicious people. Anyone with information is asked to contact either Investigator Cpl. D. Seifert at 843.255.3414 or CrimeStoppers at 1.888.CRIME.SC (274.6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).

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