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Police in Taunton are investigating a series of house break-ins during the overnight hours when residents are sleeping.

Investigators said in each case, the suspect approached the sleeping female victim in her bed and made some form of physical contact with her.

Police said the contact has happened regardless of whether someone else was also in the bed with the female victim.

Police said in the most recent case, the suspect sexually assaulted the victim.

When confronted by victims, the suspect has said that he was homeless and looking for food before fleeing the scene.

The suspect is described as a stocky white male with dark hair and a light beard.

Police are urging residents to lock their doors and windows and to pay attention to strangers in the neighborhood.

They believe the man has been able to gain entry into the victims’ homes through open windows.

Anyone who has specific information concerning the burglar is urged to contact the Taunton Police Detective Division at 508-821-1471