RELATED: Flasher on the Loose
Detectives, who released a composite sketch of the suspect and a photo of the car he drives, said there have been six reported flashings since Feb. 11 within an area bounded by Coronado Avenue and Euclid Avenue, between Seventh and 10th streets.
All of the incidents occurred between the hours of 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m., most recently on Tuesday, police said.
The man sits in the passenger side of a parked vehicle with his pants down, exposing himself and sometimes masturbating as young girls walk by. He has called out to the girls, attempting to get them to come closer to him, according to police.
In one incident, he parked near Euclid Avenue and Seventh Street between 8:45 a.m. and 8:55 a.m. and called out to two children. As they walked by, he opened the door and tried to grab one of the girls, but she was able to run away, police said.
The suspect is described as white, 24 to 35 years old, with brown hair.
He was wearing a black shirt and black "Dickie" pants on at least one occasion.
His car, which was seen in video surveillance footage, was described as a white sedan with tinted windows.
From Sandra Endo:
School patrol was circling Thomas Jefferson middle school as kids were arriving to campus this morning since an alleged flasher has been seen in the area.
Long beach police are asking for the public's help in finding a man who has been exposing himself near schools.
Police say on six different occasions between February 11 to March 4, the man exposed himself to kids as they walked to school.
The incidents took place around 7:45-9:00am in the area of Coronado and Euclid from 7th to 10th streets.
He's being described as a white male, between 24-35 years old with brown hair, wearing a black shirt and black "Dickie" pants.
He's also driving a white passenger car with tinted windows.
Police say he sits in the passenger seat of his car with his pants down, sometimes masterbating as young school girls walk by.
They say he calls out to them so they come closer to the car and on one occasion he opened the door and tried to grab a girl but she managed to run away.
Parent Carlos Martinez dropped off his daughter at school today and said "I told her to stay away from side streets and only walk in groups on the busy streets. There are a lot of weirdos out there."
Some students we spoke with say they're scared the suspect is out there but say they have been warned by their parents to use the buddy system.Anyone recognizing him or his vehicle was asked to call Long Beach sex crimes Detective Adriana Jaurigui at (562) 570-7372.
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