| 26.05,22. 12:11 AM |
Police search for man caught on CCTV lurking around young women's Sydney home
CCTV captures man lurking around Randwick house where five young women live. (9News)
Police are looking for a man who was reportedly caught lurking around a university sharehouse home to five young women in Sydney's east.
Officers were called to Arthur Street, Randwick, after the young women living in the house reported a man watching their home at 10pm on Saturday, May 7.
The boyfriend of one of the residents reportedly approached the man and chased him down the street but lost sight of him.
By the time police arrived, the man had disappeared.
Acting Commissioner Rodney Pistola said the man is described as being around six foot tall, has a slim build, brown hair and a British accent.
"We take all reports of this kind of incident seriously," Pistola said.
"We have no idea why he was there, what his intentions were but we will certainly look at all avenues."
Police are appealing for anyone who saw the man or knows who it is to come forward.
"If that man does see himself, please come forward before we come and tap on your door," Pistola said.
The incident has left the five young university students shaken. They say they had a feeling someone had been watching them.
"It started as this creepy sensation that someone was watching me," one of the residents said.
"My instinct was that someone was watching us but I also didn't have proof, so I didn't know if I was being dramatic or sensitive to the situation," another resident said.
One of the young residents says she even spotted a camera while she was in the shower, which further cemented their belief they were being watched.
"The bottom half of our bathroom window is frosted glass so you can't see through it and higher is clear. And his phone was up against the clear glass, pointed down," she said.
To prove their suspicions, the young women set up CCTV to see if someone was watching.
On the night they called the police, they captured the man sneaking up to their home.
"I checked it and what struck me is how young he is, at first my brain went 'is this someone we know'?" one of the residents said.
The women hope someone recognises the man in the footage and alerts the police.
"Your house is meant to be your safe place, you should feel safe and secure at home," one of them said.
"I don't think he'll come back, but I don't know if that's wishful thinking."