Hamilton, Ontario ,

Police Investigate Indecent Acts in the Westdale Area

Hamilton Police are asking anyone who may have recently witnessed an indecent act in the Westdale area to come forward and provide the details.

Beginning in late May, several indecent acts were reported to the police. Through investigation, police have determined the incidents share similarities which include a male masturbating while either hiding in bushes or behind vehicles. The male has not made any attempts to draw attention to himself or to physically make contact with the witnesses.

The male in these incidents has been described as white, between 35 and 50-years-of age, with a stocky build and short hair.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have recently witnessed a similar act in the area and has yet to report it to the police to come forward and provide the details.

Hamilton Police would also like to remind the public that if you witness an indecent act, to contact 9-1-1 immediately.

If you have any information that you believe could assist Police with the investigation into this crime you are asked to contact Acting Detective Sergeant Lisa Chambers at 905-546-3833.

To provide information anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips online at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com