Irvine police today warned the community about a man suspected of exposing himself to several teenage girls as he's tried to beckon them to his car.
Two 15-year-old girls walking home from school Wednesday told police the suspect separately approached them about 3:20 p.m. near West Yale Loop and Warner Avenue, Irvine police Lt. Julia Engen said.
The suspect, who was driving a dark sedan, pulled up to the curb and tried to get one girl to come to his passenger-side window, but she stayed on her path home, Engen said.
Moments later, the suspect exposed himself to the other 15-year-old as he motioned for her to come to his car near West Yale Loop and Stone Creek North, Engen said.
Investigators suspect the same man tried to approach two other girls in separate incidents on Jan. 17 and Feb. 4, Engen said. In those cases, the man -- whose pants were unzipped -- was on foot and asked for directions, the lieutenant said.
The incidents happened in the Woodbridge area of Irvine near West Yale Loop between Barranca Parkway and Yale Avenue, Engen said.
The suspect has light skin, is about 20 to 30 years old and has short, dark brown hair, Engen said. The vehicle he was seen driving is a 4-door sedan with tinted windows, Engen said.
Anyone with information was asked to call police at (949) 724-7200.
--City News Service