Four cases of lewd acts in Robinson Preserve, 9900 block of 17th Avenue West, Bradenton, are being investigated by the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from Manatee County Sheriff Brad Steube.
According to Steube, a man exposed himself on four occasions between Sept. 7 and Sept. 27. The ages of the victims range from 18 to 40.
On Sept. 7, a female riding her bike reported a man was standing near a bridge. As she rode by, the man turned toward her and exposed himself.
About two hours later a female reported a man fitting a similar description exposed himself as he was riding by on his bicycle.
On Sept. 15, a female, who was running through the preserve, reported a man on a bicycle exposed himself, and on Sept. 27, a man sitting on a bench exposed himself to another female.
The descriptions of the man varied somewhat, but according to the report, law enforcement believes it to be a man described as a light-skinned, 20-35 years old, about 6 feet tall, with a thin to medium build.
Anyone with information on these incidents is asked to call MCSO at 941-747-3011, ext. 2517, or Crime Stoppers at 866-634-TIPS.