FOLLOWING a series of reports of indecent acts, police on the North Shore are urging residents to be vigilant and to review personal safety measures with any children in their care.
Since late May, West Vancouver Police and North Vancouver RCMP have collectively received five reports involving a male driver, in his vehicle, calling out to young children, asking them to come over to his vehicle to give him directions.
In four of the reports, children actually went over to the side of the suspect vehicle and noticed that the suspect male had his genitals exposed. In all cases, the children aged ten to sixteen years, quickly moved away from the vehicle and the suspect drove away without further incident.
The male suspect has been described as being 40 to 50 years of age, olive skinned, with a stocky build and having short black hair. Clothing descriptions of the suspect have varied. The suspect vehicle in all cases has been described as being a newer model Nissan Rogue SUV, grey in colour.
Despite extensive patrols by police following the individual reports the suspect and vehicle have not been located. North Vancouver RCMP and West Vancouver Police continue to actively investigate these reported incidents.
Police have now issued a composite drawing of the suspect along with an appeal for anyone with any information that could assist investigators to contact either North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311 or West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300.
Police urge parents to review personal safety measures with youth in their care and to promptly report any suspicious persons or vehicles. For more personal safety tips go to BC.RCMP.CA.