Upper Hutt's serial home intruder spotted again as mum puts baby to bed

An Upper Hutt mother says she "can’t sleep" after her daughter’s property was intruded by an unknown man in the early hours of this morning.

Police tape. (File photo) Source: 1 NEWS

"My daughter was putting her baby to sleep around 12.30am and she heard her dogs barking, so she went to her bedroom window to tell them to be quiet and saw a man dressed in black outside," she told 1 NEWS.

The woman, who asked not to be identified by name, said the incident occurred in the Elderslea area, which is in a two kilometre radius to similar incidents reported by 1 NEWS yesterday.

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"I'm not sleeping because of this," she said.

Police said inquiries into the two incidents reported yesterday are ongoing, and there is no update at this stage. They reminded those in the community to remain vigilant. 

An Upper Hutt Community Patrol spokesperson said they are increasing patrols in light of these incidents.

"Hopefully this person gets caught soon," the spokesperson said.