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Police seek man who allegedly followed Watertown woman home, tried to break in

Video of the suspect was shared online by police.

Police in Watertown are searching for a man who allegedly followed a woman home and tried to break into her house. 

Police are searching for a suspect who they say attempted to break into a Watertown woman’s house. – Watertown Police

Officers responded to a home on Laurel Street early Sunday morning. They learned that the woman arrived home at around 3:45 a.m. Sunday. As she did, the suspect followed her and hid in her driveway behind one of her cars, police said

After the woman entered her home, the suspect tried to gain entrance through both front and back doors, police said. 

Security footage from the property caught the suspect on video. Authorities are describing the suspect as a white or Hispanic man in his 30s. He was seen wearing a black Reebok sweatshirt. A tattoo was visible on his left hand. 

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The video shows him briefly pacing in front of a fence on the property before opening a gate and walking past a set of stairs. 

“It is important to note that no one was harmed, however, we are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect,” Watertown Police said in a statement. 

Any information about this incident should be directed to Detective Jenn Connors at 617-600-1310 or Detective Sergeant Kenneth Swift at 617-972-6538. Anyone who lives in the area is being urged to check their security cameras for related footage.

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