Police searching for peeping Tom accused of taking photos of teen girl inside a Virginia Beach home

Posted at 10:59 AM, Jul 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-18 11:00:47-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Police are investigating after a family reported a peeping Tom incident Tuesday.

Police were called to Aquamarine Drive around 2:30 a.m.

Aber Gavino told News 3 the suspect placed a bucket on top of a cinderblock to stand on while looking through the bathroom window.

Gavino said the person went to the back of the house, broke through the air conditioning insulation and started filming his 16-year-old daughter in her bedroom.

His daughter said she saw a waving hand with a cell phone. The teenager screamed and ran upstairs.

Surveillance video outside the home shows someone running across the front yard area, but it is not easy to see the person running.

"I immediately went into my car and circled the neighborhood trying to find anybody that was roaming around in the area," Gavino said. "I flagged down a police officer, brought her over and did a police report."

The concerned father added more security cameras and thorn bushes against the bedroom window. He plans to replace the plastic around the air conditioning insulation with plywood.

"I think it's one of her classmates or somebody that knows her that doesn't necessarily mean that she knows them, but a lot of people know her at school."

Police have not released a description of the suspect.