Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly exposed himself to a 17-year-old girl last week.
The incident occurred around 10 a.m. on Friday June 10th. The teenage girl told police she was walking westbound along Fifth Street towards Wakeisah Avenue.
The victim told Nanaimo RCMP she initially saw the man standing in an alleyway, located between Hillcrest Avenue and Lambert Avenue.
When she walked past the location, and made brief eye contact with the suspect, he exposed his genitals to her, and then began walking towards her while committing an indecent act.
“The youth yelled and told him she was calling the police,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien.
The suspect then fled back down the alley way in a southbound direction toward Hardwood Road but the girl managed to snap a picture of him before losing sight of him.
Police attended and said they conducted extensive patrols for the suspect but were unable to locate him.
“The youth did exactly what is expected when confronted with these situations. She also provided an excellent description which should greatly assist in identifying this person,” said O’Brien.
The suspect is described as follows:
- Caucasian, 5 ft. 10 medium build and in his 50’s
- Grey hair, longer face, sunken
- Wearing a welder’s style hat (skull cap)
- Greyish/purple partial zip up shirt, brown cargo pants
Anyone who can identify this individual is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-19747.