NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Police say a driver in a dark-colored SUV exposed himself to young girls in Brooklyn on at least two separate occasions within the last week.
On Monday, a 14-year-old girl was walking with her friend when a man driving a gray minivan approached them Ridge Boulevard and Fort Hamilton Park. The suspect allegedly asked for directions before exposing himself.
On Thursday, an 11-year-old girl on Colonial Road says the man asked for directions before trying to have the minor get in his vehicle. The girl added that the driver exposed himself again when she approached him.
The man appeared to be wearing a uniform with logos for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, according to police. The agency says they’re working with police on their investigation into the matter.
Residents in Bay Ridge say they’re unnerved.
“They maybe need to patrol a little more, especially since there’s a school a block away from here,” said Peter Bonici. “I just had a daughter, and it’s really concerning.”
Police say an initial sweep of surveillance camera systems in the area did not appear to yield useful video.
Anyone with information regarding these incidents is being asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Anyone with a tip can also log onto the CrimeStoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM, send information to Twitter @NYPDTips, or text 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.