Arlington County police searching serial indecent exposure suspect

- Police in Arlington are trying to track down a serial flasher who has exposing himself to women.

There are seven cases investigators think could be linked to the same man – most of them within two blocks of the 1900 block of Clarendon Boulevard.

In the cases so far, the victims have been walking down the street, leaving their home or getting in the car, and they have had the same experience – encountering a man who has exposed himself.

It has been happening every month since the beginning of the year, with the most recent incident happening last week. However, Arlington County police have just determined it is likely the same suspect.

The incidents have taken place after dark and mostly late at night.

One woman told FOX 5 that a man exposed himself to her friend in the area, but she does not believe the friend reported it to police.

Ted Hicks, who lives in the area, said he is disturbed by what is happening as a 40-year Arlington resident.

“I take that personally as well as my neighbors would,” Hicks said. “And I don’t know, maybe we need a neighborhood watch or something like that. But I can assure you, this person will be caught because that is not something that is tolerated in this area.”

Police released a surveillance image of the suspect, but all you can make out is his silhouette.

The suspects described as a Hispanic male in his 20s or 30s about 5-feet-8-inches to 5-feet-10-inches tall with a medium build. In several incidents, he was reported to be wearing dark clothing with a hat or hood pulled around his face.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Echenique with the Arlington County Police Department’s Special Victims Unit at acpdsvu@arlingtonva.us or by calling Arlington County Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).

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