Toronto police have released images of a suspect wanted in a series of random, violent assaults that allegedly took place in North York.
In a release, the Toronto Police Service said that between January 19 and 21, officers responded to “numerous reports” of assaults in the area of Bathurst Street and Wilson Avenue, and in the area of Yonge Street between Sheppard Avenue and Finch Avenue.
Police allege that during the assaults, a victim is approached by the male who, unprovoked, violently attacks them.
The man strikes the person in the face and on the head before fleeing, police said. In some instances, the assailant continues to strike a victim until they fall to the ground.
The suspect is described as being 20 to 25 years old and approximately 5’8″ to 5’9″. He has a thin to medium build, a beard/goatee, and black hair.
He was seen wearing a black hooded jacket with a grey interior lining in the hood, black pants, and black shoes with a white stripe around the sole.
Police have released security images of the suspect in an effort to identify him. He is considered violent and dangerous and should not be approached.
Investigators believe that there may be other victims and urge people to come forward.
Anyone who sees the suspect is advised to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).