It is a quiet area where people say they feel comfortable and secure, but three children hereweren't safe at about 7:30 Tuesday night. That's when police say a mandriving a white van came to an intersection in the Wimbledon subdivision, got out, started talking to thechildren, exposed himself, then fondled an 8-year-old girl.
Cary Police Lt. Steve Lee says the fact that the suspect is so brazenis what has them worried.
Police have released a composite sketch of the suspect and they saythey believe the same man may have assaulted another child earlier in theday. They say he is extremely bold -- stopping children virtually in frontof their houses and fondling them out in the open, in broad daylight.
At about 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, a man fitting the samedescription approached two 11-year-old girls, this time near the corner ofLaura Duncan and Smokemont. In this earlier incident, oneof the girls was inappropriately touched.
Area resident Susan Dalessio says she fears for her own daughters.
When something like this happens, everyone in the vicinity isaffected. Resident Patty Fiorentino says it makes everyone worry.
The suspect has long brown hair pulled back in a ponytail. He'ssaid to be about 6 feet tall, and weighs about 170 pounds. Anyone with anyinformation about the suspect is asked to call Cary Police at460-INFO(460-4636).
If you actually see this man, police say call 9-1-1 immediately.