Calgary police are investigating whether three indecent acts committed early Saturday morning are related.
In each case, young women were groped by a man who exposed himself to them.
Shortly after midnight, two women in their late teens were walking in the area of 13th Avenue and Second Street S.E. when they were approached by a man who exposed his genitals. He then grabbed the buttocks of one woman.
The women screamed and hailed a cab, which took them out of the area.
At 3:40 a.m., a 28-year-old woman was walking southbound on 14th Street toward 22nd Avenue S.W. when a man approached her, exposed his genitals and rubbed against her.
She screamed and pushed him away, at which time the suspect ran northbound.
At about 4 a.m., a woman in her 30s was walking southbound on Fifth Street near 21st Avenue S.W. when she was approached by a man who reached out and grabbed her breast. He appeared to be masturbating.
The woman pushed him away, shouted and left the area. The man was seen walking toward 21st Avenue.
In each case, the victims called police immediately. Officers arrived and patrolled the area but didn't find a suspect.
None of the women were injured.
Calgary police said in a news release that this type of behaviour can escalate if not stopped.
Anyone who may have witnessed these incidents, or who has any information, is asked to call police at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.