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Hamden police seek man accused of exposing himself to 2 young girls

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(Hamden police) (Hamden police)
(Hamden police) (Hamden police)
(Hamden police) (Hamden police)
HAMDEN, CT (WFSB) -

Police in Hamden said they are looking for a man who reportedly exposed himself to two young girls on Saturday.

They said they responded to Maher Avenue around 5:30 p.m.

The girls were selling rocks in front of their home when the suspect approached.

Police said he stopped and bought a rock from the girls.

Moments later, he returned in his vehicle and told the girls that he wanted another.

As one of the girls approached, she saw him "playing" with his exposed genitals, police said. The man also made a lewd comment.

Detectives said on Wednesday that a witness told them the suspect's vehicle was seen parked near the entrance of Legion Field moments before the incident.

They were able to obtain security camera footage of the vehicle.

Neighbors are disturbed by the incident.

"Those things just don't happen in your nice family neighborhood," said neighbor Lyndell Betzner.

"I'm sad for the girls who were victimized and for the young man who is doing this. It's not a good thing," said Richard Lassen.

The man then fled toward Lincoln Street.

The suspect was described as being a man in his late 30s who was bald and had a goatee. He wore round-framed glasses and a black shirt.

His car was described as a 2-door silver Honda Accord.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hamden police at 203-230-4030.

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