DEARBORN (WWJ) – Six communities are joining forces to catch a dangerous sexual predator who has been terrorizing residents for several years.

The effort was launched by the Dearborn Police Department, which is currently investigating a number of home invasions that have taken place within its borders and in several surrounding communities.

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In these incidents, police say the suspect enters a home with the intent of committing a sexual assault. The home invasions usually take place in the early morning hours and entry is gained through unlocked doors or windows on the ground floor.

According to police, the incidents are believed to be related and date back a number of years.

The suspect is described as an unknown race male, approximately 6’ tall with a thin build.

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Dearborn police are joining forces with surrounding law enforcement agencies in Allen Park, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Redford and Garden City to identify and arrest the suspect.

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“Our citizens must remain vigilant in securing their homes paying particular attention to first floor entry access points to include windows, doors and door walls,” Dearborn Police Chief Ron Haddad said in a statement. “I strongly encourage citizens to immediately report suspicious activity to the police to allow us the opportunity to identify potential suspects.”

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Anyone with information is urged to contact police at 313-943-3012. You can also submit a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.