A man crept in and watched three women as they slept on Sunday night.

He allegedly touched two of them.

The women were sleeping in separate bedrooms in a Wellington Street apartment in Halifax’s south end when police say they were awoken by a strange man in their rooms.

Police spokesman Const. Brian Palmeter said there was confusion because there was a party that night and the women thought the man might have stumbled into the wrong room.

“The girls thought the male was a guest of one of the other roommates and realized he wasn’t when one of the females recognized that he didn’t belong there,” he said.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20 to 25 years old, five-foot-10 with a medium build, dark hair, and a neck warmer covering his face. Police say he entered the building by removing a screen from an open window and left out the front door.

It happened at about 3:30 a.m. on Sunday and was reported to police at 12:30 p.m.

While the description of the suspect is similar to the ones given previously in other sleep-watcher cases, Palmeter said they might not be related.