Man tries to break into teen's bedroom window

January 20, 2011 2:48:53 PM PST
Police on Long Island are investigating a frightening home invasion attempt.

New surveillance video captured the burglary suspect casing out a home in Kings Point.

It happened in the early morning hours Wednesday at a home on Gay Drive.

Police say a 17-year-old girl was home at the time and heard a strange noise outside.

"She told her mother and police responded," said Kevin Smith of the Nassau County Police Department.

Police showed up looking for the burglar and noticed a set of footprints.

They followed the tracks and were literally on the heels of catching the guy.

Officers cordoned off the area, but lost his scent on Steamboat Road.

"We think he slipped into a house, somehow he gets away," Smith said.

People who live here Kings Point are even more stressed out after this latest burglary attempt.

It comes after the revelation that the suspect behind several break-ins is also a dangerous sexual predator wanted for raping a 2-year-old girl in Laredo, Texas.

He was also seen on surveillance video at a Home Depot with a victim he viciously assaulted with a hammer in Hempstead.

Police have stepped up area patrols, and say they are looking for a Hispanic man who goes by the name of Marvin, and is believed to be a day laborer.

Residents are growing more impatient by the minute.

"I have to lock my doors, I have girls, they have to do something," a Kings Point resident said.

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