MIDDLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — Police in a Jersey shore town are searching for the suspect who is accused of performing a lewd act in front of pre-teen girls.

The Middle Township Police Department received two separate complaints of lewdness in the Rio Grande area on Monday.

In both cases, the suspect targeted pre-teen girls.

According to investigators, the suspect approached the girls in his car. Police say the suspect then stood by his car and started masturbating.

The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 45 years of age, with short brown hair with some gray, some facial hair, tattoos on his arms, tall, with a stocky build. He was wearing dark sunglasses, dark shorts (possibly athletic shorts) and a black t-shirt.

The suspect’s car is described as a dark minivan or a dark pick-up truck.

Anyone with information on the suspect is urged to call the Middle Township Police Department at 609-465-8700.

Rio Grande is only approximately 10 minutes from Wildwood.