SANTA FE (KRQE) - Santa Fe Police have released surveillance video inside a crowded store, where a suspect exposes himself and masturbates in front of two young girls.
The man, seen wearing a dark brown jacket and plaid shirt, walked into the Hobby Lobby on Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe just before 5 p.m. last Friday. Police said he spotted his two victims, ages 10 and 13, and followed them throughout the store.
"Here we have an individual that's approaching two young girls in broad daylight in an openly public forum," said Santa Fe Police Capt. Aric Wheeler.
The video clearly shows nothing fazes the suspect, not the customers clearly walking past him, not even the girls' father who's in the next aisle over.
In all, police said the man exposed himself to the girls three times as he circled and stalked them for three whole minutes. He leaves them alone after the girls finally alert their parents.
"He approached (the girls)," said Wheeler. "He made an attempt to touch one of the girls on the shoulder, possibly to draw attention to view him in the genital area. But no words were exchanged and no physical contact was actually made."
Police said they will enhance some of the surveillance video and photos taken of him to make sure he's caught.
"One of our main concerns is what's the next act that this gentleman is going to take on?" said Wheeler. "Is he going to try to approach somebody? Is he going to try to touch them? Is he going to attempt a full on sexual assault?"
The girls described him as 5'8, clean cut, with a medium build and short dark hair. Police said they have a few leads but nothing solid.
The suspect faces charges of aggravated indecent exposure, a felony, because the victims are minors.
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