Man flashes mother and children on American Tobacco Trail in Durham

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Friday, June 23, 2017
Increased security on American Tobacco Trail
Trail users are on alert after another incident of indecent exposure.

DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) -- The Durham Police Department is looking for a man who exposed himself to a mother and her two children along the American Tobacco Trail just south of the downtown area Wednesday afternoon.

It happened just after noon close to the 1 mile marker where the trail crosses West Enterprise Street.

The woman told police a man approaching from the opposite direction flashed them as they passed.

The suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 6 feet tall and 180 pounds with short hair. He was wearing a black jacket and dark jeans.

A similar incident happened on the trail earlier this month.


The Durham Police Department has following personal safety tips:

-Be aware of your surroundings

-Call 911 to report any suspicious activities

-Do not walk alone

-Try to remain in well-lit areas

-Trust your instincts

-Do not walk/run with earbuds or headphones

-Bring a cell phone

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (919) 683-1200. CrimeStoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.

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