Toronto police say a man is wanted after a series of break-ins and a sexual assault in the city’s Mimico neighbourhood early Thursday.

Police said at around 5:30 a.m., a man attempted to break into a house in the area of Royal York Road and Evans Avenue but fled after encountering the homeowners.

A short time later, the same man allegedly tried to enter another home, but again fled when people inside the home became aware.

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Investigators said the man then rang the doorbell of two other homes but fled after the homeowners opened their doors.

Police allege around 6:15 a.m., the same man entered a home through an unlocked door and sexually assaulted a 53-year-old woman.

An hour later, the man entered another home and confronted a woman but left when he became aware of another person inside, police said.

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He is described as five-feet-eight-inches tall with a thin to medium build, unshaven beard and short black hair. He was reportedly wearing dark pants, a hooded top with a zipper, a black t-shirt and dark shoes.

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Police said 28-year-old Terence Frezell of Newmarket is wanted in connection with the incidents.

Anyone with information is asked to call 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Police are reminding residents in the area to ensure all potential entry points into their homes are locked overnight.

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