Police looking for home invasion suspect who got into young girl's bed

Police say this man broke into a home and got into bed with a 10-year-old girl.
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INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - Police are looking for a man who broke into a home and got into bed with a 10-year-old girl.

Robin Marcum called police around 2:20 a.m. on November 1, saying she found the man in her granddaughter's bed in her home on E. New York Street, just east of Emerson Avenue.

Surveillance video shows the man peeking through windows outside the home before breaking in.

The video makes Marcum's blood run cold, especially since the man is still out there.

"Is he out there watching us or is he going to come back or what? You never know what people think anymore," she said.

She didn't know it at the time, but minutes later, the man crawled through a back kitchen window.

"This is the window he come in," Marcum said, pointing to a window in her kitchen.

At some point, Marcum told police, with adults in the house realizing it, that man climbed into the bed of her 10-year-old granddaughter.

"She said he laid down and was trying to feel on her," Marcum explained of what her granddaughter told her, saying the little girl came running out of the bedroom, but didn't explain why.

"She was scared to scream," said Marcum.

Moments later, the grandmother came face-to-face with a man she didn't know.

"I went up against the wall hard because I didn't know if he was going to grab me or what his intentions was," she said. "I said, 'Who are you and why are you in my house?' He said, 'Oh, it's storming and you let me stay all night.'"

Moments later, Marcum said the man ran out her back door.

She told police the suspect was a black male who was about 30 years old, standing 5'10" and weighing about 210 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt, orange stocking cap and gray Jordan tennis shoes. The man fled before the homeowner could call police. The security camera video shows he may have left the scene on a bicycle.

Since the incident, the family has installed security alarms on the doors and windows, so if anyone gets in, they know it.

Marcum still can't sleep since it happened. Neither can her grandchildren.

"I think I'd feel better and safer if he does get caught," said Marcum.

If you recognize the man or have information that can help police in this case, call detectives at 317-327-6895 or Crime Stoppers at 317-262-TIPS.

Police say their investigation is ongoing.

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