Oak Park police are searching for a man who exposed himself to two young girls in the 1000 block of South Ridgeland Avenue just before noon on July 26.

According to a police report, the two girls were riding their bicycles at 11:50 a.m., when they saw the man in the alley expose his genitals.

The offender is described as a white male between the ages of 50 and 60, with balding gray hair, light-colored eyes and a medium-thin build. The man wore a dark gray T-shirt; dark gray or black knee-length shorts with a plaid or camouflage pattern; and red and white checkered boxer shorts.

It is the third incident of a man with a similar description exposing himself to young girls in Oak Park this year.

On May 15, a man exposed himself to an 11-year-old girl jogging near Barrie Park, and on Feb. 22, a girl witnessed a man expose himself just south of the Eisenhower Express.

The man from the May 15 incident exposed himself from the backyard of a home near the 1100 block of South Harvey Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. The girl reportedly began to return home and saw the man again in the 1000 block of South Euclid Avenue.

He was described as white, about 40 to 50 years old, with a medium build and short, blonde hair. He wore a red T-shirt and blue jeans.

The man in the Feb. 22 incident was described as between the ages of 45 and 55, about 5-foot-8- to 5-foot-11. He had a medium build and dark clothing, according to police.

Oak Park Police Commander LaDon Reynolds said in a telephone interview that he could not say that they are the same individual, but noted “their actions and description are very similar.”

Any information about any of these incidents can be reported to the Oak Park Police Department at 708-386-3800 or by email at police@oak-park.us. Anonymous tips can be made by calling 708-434-1636 or online at www.oak-park.us/crimetips.

CONTACT: tim@oakpark.com

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