Flasher reported in south Durham


The latest incident happened on the Woodcroft trail near Copper Hill Court.

Several women told officers that a male exposed himself on the trail adjacent to Woodcroft Parkway shortly after 7 p.m. One woman told officers the male attempted to grab her arm but she screamed and ran away.

The suspect was described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s, 6 feet tall and approximately 180 pounds. He was wearing a dark winter coat, blue jeans and a dark ball cap.

Anyone with information is asked to call Investigator Wheeler at (919) 560-4583, ext. 29370.

The flasher report follows similar incidents along the American Tobacco Trail in the same area in October.

Click here to read more on that story from October

But in those cases, the suspect was described as a white male wearing only a small hat. He was approximately 6 feet tall and in his 30s.

The Durham Police Department warned people using public biking and walking trails to:

  • Call 911 to report any suspicious activity
  • Walk in well-lit areas that are not isolated
  • Do not walk alone at night
  • Be aware of your surroundings

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