Indecent Exposures Reported Along Popular Va. Bike Paths

Five incidents in the west end of Alexandria since March

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    Five incidents of indecent exposure on Alexandria's popular bike paths have detectives trying to determine if the cases are related.

    Five indecent exposures along popular bike paths in Alexandria have detectives trying to determine if there is one perpetrator.

    All five victims were walking on the bike paths along Eisenhower Avenue, Holmes Run Parkway and Holmes Run Park.

    The first time was March 16, around 5 p.m. A woman was walking along the bike path in the 4000 block of Eisenhower Avenue. A man called out to her and when she turned and looked, he exposed himself at the edge of the woods.  She called police, but the suspect ran away.

    The next incident was about a month later on the same bike path about a block away.  Then three more indecent exposures:  one on the Holmes Run Parkway bike path and two on the Holmes Run Park path in the area of Duke Street.

    The modus operandi of the perpetrator is eerily similar. He gets the woman’s attention and then exposes himself.  Detectives are tying to determine if the same man is involved in all five cases.

    Police described a culprit as being between 20 and 30 years of age with reddish or light brown hair.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Criminal Investigators section of the Alexandria Police Department at 703-838-4711 or the Crime Solvers tip line at 703-838-4858.