Independence Police have released information about a man who has inappropriately approached several females and might have been involved in a home invasion.

The man was described as a light skinned African American and in his early 20s. He has short hair and is cleanly shaved. He is 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-8 and around 120-140 pounds.

All of the incidents involving the man apparently have happened in an area near 14th and Cunningham streets. That's in western Independence, southwest of the former Independence Regional Health Center. In the home invasion a female was attacked in her sleep.

The Police Department has increased patrol in this area.

Anyone who sees a man matching the suspect's description who is acting in a suspicious manner is asked to immediately call the Police Department. If anyone has any information regarding the above mentioned incidents please call the Tips Hotline, 816-474-8177, or the Independence Missouri Police Department at 816-325-7852.