Howard police seeking man who recorded young women in home

Man entered Ellicott City condo multiple times to move camera between bedrooms and bathroom

October 18, 2012|By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun

Howard County police are searching for a man who installed a video camera in the bedrooms and bathroom of an Ellicott City condominium where two young women live, unbeknownst to the women.

Police released footage of the suspect that was found on the camera after its discovery last month, and are asking for the public's help identifying him following an unsuccessful investigation to date.

The man allegedly entered the condo of the women, both in their 20s, multiple times over a period of four months to change the location of the hidden camera, police said. He first set up the camera in early June, police believe. They do not know how he entered the condo, but there were no signs of forced entry, they said.

He first set the camera up in the bedroom of one of the women, and later moved it to the bedroom and bathroom of her roommate, police said.

The man appears to have entered the condo, in the 8300 block of Montgomery Run Road, during the day, police said.

One of the women who lives in the condo discovered the camera hidden in a closet last month, and called police, police said.

The suspect is described as a heavy-built white man in his 30s who is bald but with short brown hair on the sides and back of his head, police said.

"He is seen on the video several times wearing the same clothes, which detectives indicate could possibly be a uniform, including a dark tan or light brown button up shirt and khaki shorts," police said. "He is also seen in a light-colored polo shirt and khaki shorts, and in some images, wearing a Ravens ball cap."

Police have already investigated local contractors in the area but do not have a suspect, they said.

Once identified, the man will face multiple charges of breaking and entering and of videotaping the women in a private place without their consent.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-313-3200.

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