KINGS POINT - Residents of Kings Point and Great Neck held a town meeting tonight as they search for the burglar responsible for seven attempted break-ins in the area.

Police say the suspect struck in December and January, but has not stolen any items. They say the man does have a violent criminal past, including an alleged hammer attack on a Hempstead woman and an alleged rape in Texas.

Residents say they are hopeful that police can catch the suspect before he strikes again.

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