Police seek to identify man accused of exposing himself in west end

Ottawa police are asking for help identifying a man accused of exposing his genitals to a worker at a business in the area of Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue in Dec. 2020 and May 2021. (Photo provided by the Ottawa Police Service)

Ottawa police are asking for the public's help in identifying a man accused of exposing himself inside a business in the west end on two separate occasions.

Police say the first incident happened on Dec. 6, 2020 and the second took place May 2, 2021.

In both incidents, the suspect entered a store at the corner of Baseline Road and Fisher Avenue, approached an employee and allegedly exposed his genitals.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s, around 5-foot-7 (170cm), with a slim build, blonde hair and blue eyes. He may walk with a slight limp. He was last seen wearing a dark checkered jacket with a hood, jeans and black backpack.

Anyone with information regarding the identity of this individual is asked to call the Ottawa Police Service West Criminal Investigations at 613-236-1222, ext. 2666 or Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477.