West Vancouver police are asking for the public’s help after clients at a West Vancouver beauty salon were exposed to more than the usual celebrity trash magazines as they waited for their colours to set.
Staff and clients were in the salon in the 1400-block of Marine Drive Thursday evening when a man reportedly walked up to a rear window of the salon and exposed himself to the women inside.
The man proceeded to fondle himself until a staffer at a nearby business saw him and yelled at him. The man then ran away.
Const. Jeff Palmer, spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department, said the salon staff and clients were shocked and upset by the man’s below-the-belt activities. Police were called about an hour and a half after the incident but couldn’t find the suspect.
The man is described as white, 35 to 40 years old, about five feet eight inches tall with a heavy build and short sandy brown hair. He was wearing a red T-shirt and — for at least part of the time — blue jeans.
Anyone with information that could help identify a suspect should contact West Vancouver police at 604-925-7300.