‘Peeping Tom’ arrested after police manhunt



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Police have arrested an alleged ‘Peeping Tom’ caught staring at a young girl in her home on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

A 13-year-old girl noticed a man staring through the window of her family home on Plateau Road in Collaroy just before 11pm on Friday last week.

The girl alerted her parents who rushed outside but were unable to find a man.

The man accused of staring into a family home in Collaroy is escorted to Manly Police Station. (9News)
Police were called to the scene and conducted a search of the area but were also unable to find the man responsible.

A check of the home’s CCTV footage revealed a man wearing a light-coloured T-shirt and white sneakers moving between different windows of the home.

The man was described as being either Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Pacific Islander in appearance, about 25 to 35 years old, with a medium to large build and short dark hair.

He is described as being either Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or Pacific Islander in appearance. (Supplied)
Police have released images of a man after a camera captured him peeping through the window of a house. (Supplied)
Shortly after 10am today police arrested a 30-year-old man at an office on Pittwater Road at Dee Why.

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Superintendent Dave Darcy, Commander of the Northern Beaches Police Area Command, said the man arrested has no connection to the girl or the family involved.

“For the victim of this crime this has significantly impacted her life and that should not be taken lightly at all,” said Sup. Darcy.

“I really feel for the victim, it’s a great challenge for her being 13 years of age, but I just want to reassure her we’ve got the person for that offence and he is now going to be held to account.”

The man was taken to Dee Why Police Station where police inquiries are continuing.

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