MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Police are looking for information regarding two incidents of a man who allegedly exposed himself to young girls and a third incident where a man tried to get a girl into his vehicle.
Minneapolis Police say the first incident occurred at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 13 in the area of 11th Avenue North and Van White Memorial Boulevard North. A nine-year-old girl waiting at a bus stop was approached by a man who exposed himself while committing indecent act, according to police.
The girl gave officers a description of the suspect and his vehicle.
Then again on 8 a.m. the next day, Feb. 14, a man with a similar description and vehicle approached a 15-year-old girl waiting at the bus stop near 18th Avenue South and 27th Street East. The man was seen exposing himself and continued to stay near the girl for about a minute, even though she started to scream, according to police.
He then left the area after other kids came to the bus stop.
Finally, around 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24 near 22nd Street East and Oakland Avenue South, a 12-year-old girl was approached by a man in a vehicle again at a bus stop. The man stopped by the girl, stared at her and then yelled for her to get into the vehicle, according to police.
The girl refused so the man said he would come and get her, while exiting his vehicle. The girl ran from the area and the man followed her in his vehicle until she cut through yards to get away.
Investigators believe the same man is involved in all three cases. In each case, he was seen driving by at least once before approaching the girls.
He’s described as a Hispanic man, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-10 with a medium to heavy build. He is described as having “bushy” eyebrows and acne around his forehead. In each case, he was wearing a black ski mask over the lower half of his face.
On Feb. 24, he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with silver ends on the drawstrings, dark blue jeans and a black mask. The girls told police he spoke English but had a Spanish accent.
The suspect vehicle is described as a full-sized, metallic brown/tan SUV with tinted windows and possibly red dice hanging from the rear-view mirror. The vehicle had a MN license plate containing the letter “B” and possibly two “6’s” in the plate number.
Anyone with information about these cases is asked to call Officer Eric Faulconer of the Minneapolis Police Department at 612-673-2913. Anyone who sees suspicious activity occurring should call 911.