A teenage girl reported she was grabbed and "inappropriately touched" in Beacon Hill on Friday afternoon, according to Ottawa police.

The 17-year-old girl was walking along Naskapi Drive when a man approached her and began asking questions around 4:30 p.m., police said. The girl managed to escape to a friend's house, police said.

The suspect is described as a South Asian man in his 20s, about six feet two inches tall with a muscular build. He had a black faux-hawk, stubble on his face, and was wearing a blue t-shirt and dark pants.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5944 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.