Colonial Heights Police say they need help identifying a man said to be responsible for flashing two women in busy stores. The first reported flashing was at a Rite Aid on the Boulevard. It was September 10 around 12:30 p.m.
A man carrying a cell phone was caught on camera walking into the store. Then, police said he targeted a woman inside, a regular customer at the Rite Aid. Some at the scene reported that the man kept following her, eventually cornering her and then flashing her.
The picture shows the man wearing a ball cap, a striped shirt, and athletic pants. Plus, police say he was wearing a thick gold necklace. He's described as being about 5'9-5'11, between 160 and 170 pounds. He's also described as having a distinctive goatee.
"He definitely was stalking them from afar," said Roger Santini, a Senior Detective with the Colonial Heights Police Dept. "He was waiting for the right opportunity to make his move."
Then, police say the same man struck again at the Target on Southpark Boulevard. The incident happened just 6 hours later and police say the suspect behaved much the same, following the woman through the store, then flashing her when he got her alone.
"In and out of the store he was probably only in the store about 5 minutes each time," said Santini.
Police say the women didn't know the man and that they didn't know each other either. The suspect seemed to choose his victims at random, based on an opportunity to get them alone.
"We're hoping there's an ex-neighbor, an ex-classmate, even a friend or family member who could tell us who this person is," said Santini.
Police say they got video in both stores and are quite certain it's the same man. He was last seen leaving the Target in a black car, that they think was an Acura Legend.
If you recognize the suspect or think you saw something during one of these incidents, you can call Crime Solvers at 804-748-0660.
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