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LEHI — Police are searching for a man who has been targeting lemonade stands in a Lehi neighborhood and exposing himself to children.

Jessica Young said that her eight and 10-year-old daughters set up a lemonade stand with her 7-year-old niece on Wednesday. Young said that the girls were selling lemonade and cookies on her front lawn when the incident occurred.

Young said a man drove up and bought a glass of lemonade and then asked to buy a cookie.

"My niece went over to the window (of his car) to hand him his cookie and this is when the man exposed himself and was very inappropriate," Young said.

The man then drove away and the girls reported what had happened to Young.

"I'm mad that they had to be exposed to this at such a young age, especially when they were just out doing something fun, right in my yard and I was right inside the house," Young said.

Lehi Police said they received reports of two similar incidents within a three week period in nearby neighborhoods. Officers said they think it could be the same man.

"He's telling them he wants to buy whatever it is they're selling," said Sgt. Damon Faught.

Police said the victims aren't able to give a very accurate description of the man due to their young age, making it difficult for police to locate the offender.

"(He's) between 20 to 30 years old with dark hair and then the vehicle is describe as gray or silver and they're saying it's kind of a crossover between a passenger car and an SUV," Faught said.

Young said she talked to neighbors so they can all be more aware of who comes in and out of the neighborhood.

"I feel like I need to be a lot more cautious even in my own yard," Young said.

Police ask that residents report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods to the Lehi Police department.

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