Toronto police are warning the public after an attempted abduction occurred in the city’s north end.

Police report that three 10-year-old girls were walking along Senlac Road, near Sheppard Avenue, on Thursday afternoon when they noticed a man following them.

Feeling uncomfortable, two of the girls ran a head while the third continued to walk at a normal pace, said police.

The man then grabbed the third girl and tried to pull her back, but lost his grip as she bolted. He then ran after the girls and attempted to grab a different girl.

All three girls managed to run away from the man.

The suspect is described as white, in his late 40s or early 50s, tall, with short brown hair and a clean-shaven face. He was last seen wearing a gray or black toque, a grey or brown jacket or sweatshirt, light coloured baggy jeans and brown shoes with black shoelaces.

It is also reported that the man did not say one word during the incident but was heard making moaning sounds. Several times he stepped onto the roadway, before stepping back on the sidewalk.

He was last seen walking southbound on Senalc Road toward Sheppard Avenue.

Police ask that anyone with any information about this case contact them at 416-808-3200 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).