Saanich Police are seeking a male who exposed himself to a pair of afternoon runners on the Lochside Regional Trail on Wednesday.
At approximately 5 p.m., a 25 year old female and a 28 year old female were running together, southbound on the trail near the 5300 block of Cordova Bay Rd. (near the Cordova Bay Golf Course and Matticks Farm development) when the unidentified male, running northbound, pulled his pants down and exposed his genitals to both witnesses.
The male continued northbound on the trail toward Hunt Road.
“This incident serves as a reminder to those that may use locations, such as the regional trails, to be aware of their surroundings and to consider their personal safety” said Sgt. Steve Eassie. “Traveling with at least one other person, and having a means of communication can significantly improve your safety.”
The suspect is described as a Caucasian male, 35 to 40 years of age, approximately 6-foot-1, heavy set, with a larger belly and short brown hair. The suspect was wearing a dark coloured t-shirt and dark shorts.
There was no conversation between the male and the runners, The incident was reported quickly by cell phone.
The male was not located and identifed.
Anyone that may have information about the identity of the suspect in this incident are asked to contact Saanich Police at 250-475-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).