HALIFAX -- Police in Halifax say they are looking for a middle-aged man after a sexual assault last week.

Police say a 22-year-old woman was approached by man while walking in the area of Robie Street and Quinpool Road around 5:15 p.m. last Wednesday.

The incident was reported to police two days later.

Investigators say the man starting talking to the woman and then reached out and inappropriately touched her before fleeing the area.

The suspect is described as a white man with a slim build, salt and pepper hair and a scruffy beard.