Man exposes himself to woman in park, second incident in two days

Victoria police are warning the public after a man exposed himself in Beacon Hill Park on Thursday, the second such incident in as many days.

About 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a man with a bike walked up to a woman reading near the stone bridge in Beacon Hill Park. He sat next to her, asked inappropriate questions and exposed himself, Victoria police said.

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The woman told the man she had to leave, which prompted him to get up and walk a short distance away. However, he lingered there and watched her. She called a friend and police, and the man left the area.

Officers searched the park, but could not find the man.

On Wednesday, a man exposed himself to two women on the Galloping Goose trail near Cecelia Road.

A woman was walking south on the trail when she saw a man sitting on a bench. As she approached, she noticed he had his hand in his pants. As she passed, he exposed himself, stood up and began to follow her.

A woman on a bicycle rode up and told the woman the man had done the same thing to her. The women went to a nearby business to call police.

Police said in both cases the man was described as white, in his 40s and about six-feet tall, with a slim build, blue eyes and long brown hair in a ponytail.

The man in Beacon Hill Park was wearing a thin black jacket, blue jeans and a Blue Jays baseball cap. The man on the Galloping Goose trail was wearing a black T-shirt and grey cargo shorts and was barefoot.

Police said anyone who has a similar encounter should go to a safe place and call 911. Investigators are looking to speak to the woman on the bike on the Galloping Goose, who has not spoken with officers.

Anyone with information on the incidents should call Victoria police at 250-995-7654 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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