Alleged Redwood City burglar targeted women as they slept, police say

Cristian Josue CanelSian, 21, allegedly broke into women's homes while they slept in Redwood City. In one case, he groped a sleeping woman, police say. (KTVU FOX 2)

A man has been arrested for breaking into several homes as women were asleep in bed, Redwood City police said Friday. In one case, the suspect allegedly groped a woman

Cristian Josue CanelSian, 21, faces multiple charges for a spree of as many as five burglaries since January, according to police.

At least three of the break-ins took place on one block of Ebener Street, police said.

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Police said they were able to catch CanelSian following a burglary on March 23. In this case, he touched a sleeping woman, but he hid in her bathroom when she woke up. He escaped through a bathroom window, but a nearby surveillance camera enabled police to identify him, authorities said. 

CanelSian has been arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, disorderly conduct and intimately touching a person against their will for sexual arousal.