Long Beach flasher sketch
A police sketch of the Long Beach flasher released by the LBPD.

Police Friday released a sketch of a flasher who has been exposing himself to girls over the past six weeks in Long Beach.

The suspect, between 20 and 40 years old, exposed himself at least five different times between Aug. 6 and Tuesday in the area of Arbor Road to Atherton Street and Bellflower Boulevard to Palo Verde Avenue, according to Long Beach police.

All of the lewd acts occurred between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The suspect, who has been seen riding a dark-colored bicycle and possibly wears glasses, approaches underage girls, asks them for directions and then exposes himself, police said.

He’s described as Hispanic, 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin to average build, short black hair cut shorter on the sides than on top, and with several days of unshaven facial hair.

Anyone with information about the suspect is asked to call Long Beach police Sex Crimes Detective James Smigla at (562) 570-5514. Anonymous tops can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

–City News Service

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