EAST POINT, Ga. — The East Point Police Department has released a "Be on the Lookout" alert for a man wanted in several recent crimes in Heritage Park.
Police say Jacquez Antonio Walker, 22, is suspected in a theft inside a home. Walker is also accused in several other home invasions during which the homeowners were inside.
He's described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing 215 pounds.
Channel 2's Alyssa Hyman has been reporting on the break-ins since mid-May.
Hyman showed Walker's picture to Tiffany Wiseman, whose home was hit twice.
"Yeah, that's the one in the house," Wiseman said, confirming the man in the BOLO alert is the same man who entered her home.
Wiseman said she came face-to-face with Walker in the middle of the night.
"When I screamed, he didn't move and he just needs to be caught," Wiseman said.
What’s even scarier, the man didn't steal anything.
Initially, police released surveillance pictures of a person of interest, but said he was possibly the lookout.
When it happened a second time, Wiseman said she was armed and ready and the suspect never made it inside.
She's been on edge ever since.
“Going to the shower with my gun on the sink, just going downstairs with my gun,” Wiseman said.
And Wiseman isn’t alone. In fact, it’s happened to at least three of her neighbors. Families in the subdivision are now starting a neighborhood watch, hoping to stop any more crime.
“It gives me a lot of relief that he's finally been identified. We can sleep a little bit better,” Wiseman said. “But we have to get him arrested first.”
Walker is facing theft and probation violation charges.
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