Crime

2 women awoken to intruder fondling their feet in Nevada resort town

The first incident happened on July 2 in Stateline, which is home to numerous Lake Tahoe lodging accommodations.

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Authorities in Nevada want to find the person who has been breaking into rooms at a resort and fondling women's feet. 

The first incident happened on July 2 in Stateline, which is home to numerous Lake Tahoe lodging accommodations. 

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office said the person entered the room through an unsecured exterior screen door and began fondling a woman's feet while she was asleep. The intruder reportedly left as soon as the woman woke up. 

Authorities said the same thing happened to another woman on July 3, at approximately 4:30 a.m.

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The sheriff's office said the victims were staying in rooms on the ground floor at the unnamed resort. 

The women were not physically harmed, authorities said. 

A description of the suspect has not been released, but the sheriff's office said it's "actively working this investigation."

The incidents also prompted the sheriff's office to issue a warning to people staying in the area. 

"Residents and guests staying in the Lake Tahoe area are reminded to secure all exterior doors to their homes/rented rooms," the sheriff's office said in a statement.