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Intruders Getting Into Women’s Homes In Long Beach

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LONG BEACH (CBS) — Residents were warned Friday to secure their doors and windows after recent home intruder incidents.

In each case, the victim was alone when she discovered a man inside her home, Long Beach police Sgt. Israel Ramirez said. Each time, the intruder got in through an open door or window.

“We don’t know the motive,” Ramirez said. “Nothing was taken, and no one was hurt.”

The suspects did not try to sexually assault the women and fled when they began to shout and scream.

The most recent incident was early Monday morning near Second Street and Bayshore Avenue. The suspect was described as a Hispanic man, 30-40 years old and 5 feet 6 inches tall with a stocky build and brown eyes.

A suspect description given at two other incidents on July 24 and Sept. 4, and police believe the two crimes are related. The suspect was described as a black man about 30 years old, between 5-feet-6 and 5-feet-8, short hair and a medium or stocky build.

Anyone with knowledge about the crime can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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