Police are looking for a man who has been making inappropriate comments to young girls in the Ottewell area of the city.

Five girls, whose ages range from nine to 15, have been approached by a man riding a bike in the area of Ottewell Road between 94th Avenue and 94B Avenue.

Every incident occurred between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. — two last Friday and three more on Wednesday. The girls were able to flee to safety.

Police are now warning the public over fears that the incidents could escalate.

"If this person does manage to lure one of these girls, who knows what will  happen," he said.  "It's possible that these girls could be seriously hurt."

Police are looking for a blond Caucasian male, 20 to 30 years old, who was wearing tinted glasses and a hoodie and riding a BMX-style bicycle.