CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A south Charlotte neighborhood is on alert after two separate cases of “Peeping Toms” on back-to-back nights.
According to a police report, the incidents happened in the Thuringer Court neighborhood.
Linda Britton, president of the homeowner’s association, said surveillance cameras caught two different men on separate nights peering into the same resident’s window.
Britton said the first incident happened in the early hours of Friday morning, and the second incident happened the next night on early Saturday morning.
The resident reported the incident to police.
"They might as well have broken in because the violation feels the same when somebody is outside and just looking at you, watching you, what you’re doing," Britton said. "It’s horrible."
Britton said it’s bringing up a range of emotions among neighbors.
"Anger and fear at the same time," she said. "I just wanted to make sure police knew about it and were doing something about it and that these guys would get caught."
Residents said police were out in the neighborhood Wednesday morning putting out flyers with nighttime safety tips. Some of the tips include keeping outside lights on, keeping blinds closed, and being aware of your surroundings.
"Be vigilant and take any steps necessary to block off any view," Britton added.
Neighbors have shared the surveillance video and images on social media, hoping someone will recognize the two men.
One resident, who didn’t want her face shown or identity revealed, told NBC Charlotte she recognized one man from seeing the images.
"As soon as I saw it, I said, 'Oh my God, I know who that is,'" the resident said. "So, I called the police. I’ve called them four times and told them."
NBC Charlotte reached out to CMPD asking if any arrests have been made but has not received a response at this time.
Police are warning residents to call 911 if they see any suspicious vehicles or people in the area.