Police have arrested a man who is accused of repeatedly following and harassing two women around shopping malls in northwest Calgary.

After an investigation by members of the domestic conflict unit dating back to April, the 42-year-old man was taken into custody Saturday with help from canine officers, police said.

It’s alleged the man followed and harassed two women around the Northland Village Mall and Market Mall areas on several occasions.

The man has been charged with three counts of criminal harassment, two counts of possession of stolen property and 12 counts of breach of probation. His next court appearance is set for Oct. 16.

The domestic conflict unit was set up to investigate cases of family, domestic and relationship violence, as well as criminal harassment and stalking cases that are seen as high risk or chronic. 

Police said the man was not known to the women.