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Police hunt for Sydney flasher

Police hunt for Sydney flasher

Police are hunting for a man who exposed himself to several women across two parks in a western Sydney suburb on Wednesday.

A 26-year-old woman was walking through William Lawson Park in Blacktown on Wednesday afternoon with her mother, 56, and a toddler when a man began following them.

When the group turned around, the man allegedly performed a lewd act.

The woman called police who began to investigate.

Little more than an hour later, police received a second report of a man exposing himself and performing a lewd act at Timbertop Reserve in Blacktown.

There is less than a kilometre between the two parks.

Police received a third report from a man who had been walking his dog at Timbertop Reserve that a man, who matched the description of the flasher, had been acting suspiciously around noon on Thursday.

After noticing the dog walker, the man reportedly rushed towards a white SUV parked on Ollier Cres.

Police, including the K9 unit, conducted extensive patrols of the area but could not find the man.

He is believed to be between 35 and 40 years of age, has an olive complexion and short dark curly hair and is thought to be about 165-175cm tall.

During the William Lawson Park incident, the man was wearing dark pants and a dark jacket with a fluorescent strip. At Timbertop Reserve, he was reported to be wearing a hi-vis navy blue and yellow jumper, dark pants, a cap, long football socks and thongs.

Police are looking to speak to the owner of a white SUV who they believe can help with their inquiries.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.