01/28/2015 01:53 EST | Updated 03/30/2015 05:59 EDT

Security video footage shows man prowling in backyard

Toronto police are asking the public to help them identify a man seen prowling in the backyard of a home in the area of Dixon and Martin Grove roads.

The incident happened around 10:30 p.m. on Jan. 22. A man entered the backyard of a home, propped the homeowner’s ladder against the house and climbed up to look into the bedroom window on the upper floor, police said.

He ran away before police arrived.

The man is described as white with a medium built. He is unshaven and has short, dark hair.

Police said they are concerned about the man’s behaviour. They remind residents in the area to lock their windows and doors, as well as lock up their tools and ladders when not in use.

Police have released a security camera footage of the incident.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook.