Do you know this man?

This is the man police suspect of offering at least eight teenage girls on the Central Coast money to model underwear for him.

The man, captured on a CCTV camera near Woy Woy station, approached the girls over two hours on June 24 and tried to lure some into bushes and others into lingerie photo shoots.

The image of the man has been shared almost 2000 times on Facebook since yesterday afternoon and Detective Inspector Glenn Trayhurn from Brisbane Waters Local Area Command said they had received many leads "from far and wide".

He said investigators were sifting through information and had ruled out several people but they were yet to identify the man.

There were no indications he was a local.

Just after noon on June 24, he allegedly approach three 14-year-old girls at Woy Woy train station and asked if they would like to do some underwear modelling for a catalogue. He said he would pay them $50.

Suspecting his intentions, the girls walked away.

Twenty minutes earlier, the man allegedly approached two girls, aged 13 and 14, and asked if they would like to do some modelling. Both girls declined and swiftly walked away.

On a nearby street, he then approached a 15 year-old girl and made the same offer.

She referred the man to her mother,who was standing nearby, but when the girl's mother asked to see a business card the man left.

Later that afternoon, he approached two girls, aged 14 and 15, on a street near Umina Beach and asked if they would like to do some modelling. He suggested they join him on the sand.

As the two girls and the man walked towards the beach, he asked one of them to enter some bushes with him, prompting both girls to run to the surf club and call police.

Detective Inspector Glenn Trayhurn "The MO [modus operandi] is consistent and we don't have someone in the area that we're used to. It could well be a visitor or someone who's recently moved into area or one of our old offenders trying something different."

The man is described as a tall, middle-aged man with short blonde-brown hair and a large stomach. He was seen in the Woy Woy or Umina areas on Sunday 24 June.

Anyone with information that may assist police with their inquiries is asked to contact Gosford Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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