NYPD hunts flasher who targeted three children within 15 minutes in Brooklyn

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Police said a man exited this Ford F-150 before exposing himself to three girls within 15 minutes in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, on Monday morning.
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Police are looking for a man suspected of flashing three children within 15 minutes in Brooklyn on Monday morning.

The incidents occurred within about a four-block radius in Bensonhurst after the man exited a white Ford F-150 and tried to speak with the three girls.

The man first exited the car about 7:25 a.m., approaching an 11-year-old girl as she waited for her school bus on West Ninth Street and Avenue O. Police said the man spoke to the girl and then exposed his genitals to her before fleeing.

Five minutes later, cops said the same man followed a 14-year-old girl into her friend’s apartment building roughly four blocks away, near West Seventh Street and Bay Parkway. He spoke to the teen and exposed his genitals before she ran up the stairs to her friend’s apartment.

About a block away, police said the man exited his car and approached another girl as she was walking about 7:40 a.m. near West Sixth Street and 65th Street. He tried to speak with the 13-year-old before exposing his genitals.

The man is described as heavy-set, Hispanic and in his 30s with a thin beard and pockmarked face, according to police. He was wearing a grey jacket and black boots.

Police said the Ford had two bumper stickers with an unknown message on the rear and possible damage to the body and tail light on the right side.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS, submit a tip online or text 274637 (CRIMES), then enter TIP577.

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