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Associated Press, Published October 20 2013

Bismarck reports spate of home intruders, peepers

BISMARCK — Bismarck police are urging residents to lock their doors after several reports of intruders and peepers.

The Bismarck Tribune reports that police received two reports Saturday of a man entering women's homes. In a third incident, a man was spotted peeping in a window.

“We're going on the assumption they're (the encounters) are related,” Police Sgt. Mark Buschena said.

Police said a woman woke up to find a man in bed with her at 5:21 a.m. on North 21st Street. About two hours later, another woman reported a man coming out of her sister's bedroom in an apartment building on Century Ave.

In both cases, the man ran after he was spotted. Police said he likely gained entry through unlocked doors.

A 20-year-old Bismarck man who also lives on North 21st Street told police he woke at 4:21 a.m. Saturday to find a man peeping into his window.

The peeper was described by the man and one of the women as white with a brown scruffy beard. The man said the peeper was wearing a green neon checkered sweatshirt, blue jeans and a black hat on backward.

No one was injured in any of the cases.

The incidents follow at least three other reports in Bismarck and two in Mandan over the past three weeks of a man peeping in windows or entering homes.