Oak Bluffs police released images of a potential home intruder and asked the public for help identifying the person.
A Pond View Drive resident encountered a masked individual outside their home at about midnight, police said in a statement. It appeared to police that the suspect was preparing to break into the residence.
When the homeowner left the house, the suspect fled on foot towards Pond View Drive.
Police said the suspect entered the property from the direction of Grovedale Road and was wearing a mask, hooded sweatshirt and carrying mini binoculars around their neck.
Police asked those with any information about this incident to call a detective at 508-693-0750. Anonymous tips are welcome.