Police on the trail of a naked man who has been surprising residents of the inner Brisbane suburb of New Farm in the dead of night.

A naked man has been breaking into homes and peering through people’s windows in the dead of night in inner Brisbane.

Police say nine New Farm residents have reported waking up to find the man in their homes late at night or very early in the morning.

The man has also been found trying to break into homes and seen peering through windows.

However, he has always run away after being disturbed and hasn’t harmed anyone.

Sometimes the man was clothed but at other times he was naked, officers said.

The incidents have been occurring since December 7.

The man is Caucasian with very fair skin and of average height.

Anyone who may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the New Farm area is urged to contact police.