The suspect in each incident appeared to be directing his behavior to the attention of one victim. In all but one incident the suspect was alone in the driver’s seat of a car at the time. In one instance a suspect walked into the customer area of an open business during a period when there was one female employee visible in the room.
In none of the incidents that have been reported has a suspect spoken to or attempted to come closer to a victim.
Crimes of this nature are very unusual in the community. It is possible the same suspect is involved in all of the incidents. In each case the suspect has left the area immediately after being observed by the victim and prior to law enforcement arrival. The victims in each case involving a vehicle describe it as a nondescript white car. Some of the victims report that the suspect was wearing a hooded sweatshirt.
We are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect and stopping these crimes. If you witness a crime like this in progress, immediately put distance between yourself and the suspect. When you are in a position of safety, observe the vehicle: the most crucial piece of information is the car’s license plate number. The color, make, model or any unique identifiers like a bumper sticker or window decal are also helpful. If there are other people in the area and you are safe, shouting out to attract their attention to the vehicle and suspect can provide more witnesses an opportunity to see and describe the suspect and vehicle to police. Call 911 as soon as it is safe to do so.