A young girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male in a department store.

The incident reportedly occurred on Oct. 6 at a business on The Boardwalk in Kitchener.

Police received a call that a young girl was approached and sexually assaulted while standing near a gaming machine within.

The male then left the store, heading toward a bus terminal.

He is described as a white male, 55, five feet seven inches tall with a thin build and grey-brown hair.

He was wearing black-rimmed glasses and a grey hooded sweatshirt.

Police were looking to speak with the male described, and have since said that there was no threat to public safety.