Halifax Regional Police are investigating an indecent act that took place in the south end of Halifax early Thursday morning.

Police say they received a complaint that a man was looking into a window and masturbating at a residence in the 1100 block of South Park Street. Officers responded to the call shortly after 3 a.m.

Police say the man ran off when he realized he had been noticed. Police searched the area but were unable to locate the man.

He is described as a white male, aged 20 to 30. He is roughly five-feet-eight with a medium build and has coarse, wavy, dark brown hair with side burns.

He was wearing a red, plaid button-up shirt and dark blue jeans at the time of the incident.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact them.