Police warning public about man exposing himself to teen girl in North Vancouver

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Authorities in North Vancouver have issued a public warning following a reported incident involving a man exposing his genitals to a teen girl.

The encounter took place at about 3:40 p.m. on May 15, when a lone man driving a silver SUV approached a 13-year-old female in the 200 block of 27th Ave. West in North Vancouver.

Suspect sketch courtesy North Vancouver RCMP

The man asked the girl to come over, saying he needed help with directions. When she got closer, the man made a lewd comment and exposed his genitals to her. The girl fled, and was not physically harmed, according to North Vancouver RCMP.

Police say this particular incident resembles others that have happened in the North Shore over the past year, however the RCMP have not confirmed the incidents are linked, and are treating each one as a separate case.

The suspect in the May 15 incident is described as a caucasian male 40 to 50 years old with a “slight accent of unknown origin.” He is balding with brown hair on the sides and has a double chin. He was wearing black sunglasses and a blue and white zippered sweater.

Anyone with information about this crime, or who recognizes the suspect, is asked to call Cst. Aaron Land at 604-969-7510.

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Lindsay is the Managing Editor of Vancouver Is Awesome, and the co-host and co-producer of the Vancouver Is Awesome Podcast. A fifth generation Vancouverite and life-long foodie, Lindsay also serves as a judge for the Vancouver Magazine Restaurant Awards. Previously the Food Editor of Daily Hive, Senior Editor of Vancity Buzz, and Editor-in-Chief of LAist.com, in her past life in L.A. she earned an MA in English, attended culinary school, and was an English professor. Lindsay's first published piece was December 1980 in The Province; it was her letter to Santa. E-mail: lindsay@vancouverisawesome.com // Twitter/Instagram: @squashblossom