Local law enforcement has issued a warning after a string of Calgary assaults in which women have been groped while walking alone. \nThere have been 15 reported incidents since the start of November 2020 in both downtown and north-central Calgary, according to a news release from the City. \nEditor's Choice: Trudeau Says To 'Cancel' Any Trips You Have Planned, Even Within Canada\n\n \n\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nWhile walking alone the women were approached from behind by a man and grabbed in a sexual manner.\n\n\nThe City of Calgary\n\n\n"In some of the incidents, the assailant appeared to look for opportunities in which the victims were distracted, either by a device, or during moments when their situational awareness was lowered, such as looking in a bag," the release continues, adding that the man flees quickly after. \nPolice are working to confirm if the reports are connected to the same man, though descriptions of the suspect have varied. \nCalgary Police are calling for increased awareness for women walking alone. \n\nIn addition, the City of Calgary has shared a list of "safety tips" including:\n\nWalking with others in well-populated areas\nStaying in well-lit areas \nBeing extra aware of your surroundings by limiting the use of devices \nNot carrying too much in your arms to reduce your vulnerability \n\nIf you are attacked, police advise that you:\n\nMake lots of noise to attract attention\nDon't try to hold onto your things, even if they're valuable \nTake note of what the attacker looks like\nCall 911 immediately \n\n"Under the Criminal Code of Canada, groping is classified as a sexual assault and upon conviction can be subject to jail time," writes the City of Calgary.