Barnet Police officers are looking for a man suspected of committing a series of indecent exposures to women in the N12 area.
The investigation started after the first victim reported to police that a man in a car had stopped to ask her for directions to East Finchley and that, as she was explaining the route to him, he had exposed his genitalia and was masturbating.
This incident happened on Southover, N12 at 08:30am on Wednesday 18th May 2011 and the man then drove off at speed towards Totteridge Lane N20.
The victim stated that the man was well mannered and she believed, due to the way he had conducted himself during this incident, that it was not the first time he has done such a thing.
The second incident occurred on Sunday 22nd May 2011 at 6:50pm on Hillcourt Avenue, N12. Again a man stopped in a vehicle and asked a woman for directions to East Finchley. Once more, as the woman got close to the vehicle to speak with him, she noticed that he was masturbating. The man had then laughed and driven off towards West Finchley Tube station.
Both victims described the man as white, in his thirties, with short dark blonde or light brown hair. He was of large build and spoke with an English accent. The man was driving a small blue or grey vehicle.
DC Sandrine Manceau, the officer in charge of the case from Barnet CID said: “The grossly indecent behaviour of this individual is amplified by the fact that he is committing these crimes in the vicinity of schools and has clearly started doing so with some frequency. We would like anyone with any information that may help the investigation to contact us immediately, especially if you may have been a victim of this man yourself, or have any further details as to his identity.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call Police on 0300 123 1212 or CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference 2412126/11