Police hunt Avondale flasher who exposed himself to girls

Police hunt Avondale flasher who exposed himself to girls

There's a strong suspicion two recent incidents of a man who flashed his genitals to young girls in the Auckland suburb of Avondale are linked, police say.

Police are investigating the alleged indecent exposures which happened just days apart on the afternoons of March 24 and 28 in the Blockhouse Bay and Hillsborough area.

However, they don't believe either incident is related to a report from Blockhouse Bay in which a man allegedly offered a nine-year-old primary school pupil $100 to get in his car.

The first incident happened around 4pm where two 12-year-old girls were at the Blockhouse Bay Recreational Reserve on Whitney St when a man approached them, exposed himself and then touched one of the pair.

The girls left the area quickly.

He's described as being a tall Caucasian with tanned skin in his late 20s or early 30s, with a normal to slim build, dark brown hair and short dark beard.

The man was said to be wearing a dark blue cap, red short-sleeved T-shirt with blue block letters on the front and light-blue knee-length shorts or dark blue denim jeans.

The second reported encounter was four days later around 3:30pm where two other 12-year-old girls were walking along the Hillsborough Rd, opposite the cemetery.

As they walked between Richardson Rd and Goodall St, they saw a man described as being Caucasian in his late 20s, pop up in the cemetery bushes.

He followed the girls, though kept his distance in the cemetery bushes. He then stopped and pulled his pants down to expose his genitals to them.

The pair ran to one of the girls' houses.

The offender was described as being of a slim build with dark brown hair and stubble. He was wearing a dark grey T-shirt and had a dark blue cap.

Police have increased their patrols in the area.

Detective Senior Sergeant Marcia Murray says there's a "strong possibility" the two encounters are linked, but did not say whether it could be the same person.

They're now asking the public for help in their investigations.

"It may be something minor that you have seen but we want to hear about it," she says.

Anyone with information should call Avondale CIB on (09) 820 5784 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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