A man who could be the prowler who sneaks into homes and touches women was caught by surveillance cameras early Friday trying to break into a Tustin apartment.
The suspect tried to remove a bedroom window screen in a woman's unit in the Stonebrook apartments complex at 15631-15691 Williams St. just after midnight, according to Tustin police Lt. Pat Welch.
The man ran away after the woman resident yelled at him, Welch said.
The man was described as male Latino, mid-to-late 30s, with curly hair and a mustache. He was wearing a blue T-shirt and red shorts.
Tustin police are investigating six break-ins by prowlers that began Aug. 28 at the Creekside Meadows apartment complex, 13802 Tustin East Drive.
Witnesses have provided varying descriptions, but investigators suspect it is the same person because the method of operation is so similar in each case.
Because the prowler has been getting in through open doors and windows, police are asking the public to lock their doors and windows and call police immediately if they hear anything.
Anyone with information helpful to the case is asked to call Tustin police at (714) 573-3200 or (714) 573-3246.