Halifax Regional Police are investigating an indecent act that allegedly happened in Dartmouth Wednesday afternoon. Around 3:30 p.m., police responded to Windmill Road and Henry Street after a 9 year-old walking in the area saw a man masturbating in a green minivan.

Police say the side door of the vehicle was open. The man didn’t say anything to the child or acknowledge the child.

The suspect is described as a white man with short brown hair.  At the time, he was wearing white pants and a green jacket.  Police say it’s the second incident of this sort reported to police in the same general area in the last couple days.  They are unsure if the same suspect is responsible for both incidents.