Police Warn Residents In Burlington County About Indecent Exposures
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By Robin Rieger
RIVERTON, N.J. (CBS) - Two Cinnaminson High School students were heading home from school Thursday afternoon when Riverton police say the girls encountered something they never expected to see from a driver in a car on Riverton Road.
“He drove by, they waved at him and he turned around, pulled over next to them and exposed himself to the two females,” said Riverton Police Chief John Shaw.
Shaw says they believe the driver then cut across Riverton to the 1000 block of Garfield Avenue in Palmyra where he exposed himself to an adult female.
“Less than a half later, Palmyra received a phone call that the same thing occurred, with a similar description of the vehicle,” said Shaw.
It’s the third incident in less than a month in Palmyra, according to Chief Scott Pearlman. He says two adult females were approached in separate incidents on September 19th and 20th.
“The gentlemen in the car pulled up next to and was exposing himself at the time,” said Pearlman.
So far police say the suspect hasn’t gotten out of the car, but police say down the line he could and they are concerned.
“Its kind of frightening,” said Cinnaminson High School junior Alex Byrem.
She says rumors of Thursdays incident circulated around school Friday and made her nervous. She walks to and from school on Riverton Road.
“If he’s exposing himself. What else is he going do?” she wondered.
Her mom warns her often about stranger danger.
“If somebody stops what do you do, you run in the other direction, scream bloody murder, yell fire,” said Krystyna Byrem.
Police say the driver is described as a light skinned Hispanic or black male in his early to mid twenties. They believe he is from the area. The car is a primer gray Honda CRX with black spray paint on it, according to police. With such a distinct car description, police believe someone in the community may know who it belongs to. They are urging anyone with information to contact Riverton Police at 856-829-1212 or Palmyra Police at 856-829-0198.