Police investigating multiple assaults in Toronto's west end

Jul 30 2020, 1:44 pm

An ongoing investigation is taking place by the Toronto Police Service after several reports of assault have been made in the Roncesvalles Avenue and Howard Park Avenue area.

According to police, officers are investigating multiple separate assaults that date back to the month of May.

Two cases of assault were originally reported on July 23 by police. The first was said to have occurred on July 20 when a man approached a 36-year-old woman and allegedly threw a soda at her. The second took place on July 21 when a man approached a 33-year-old woman from behind and allegedly assaulted her. In both of these instances, it was reported that the man fled on foot after the assault.

Four more alleged assaults in the same area, have now been reported by police. The first dates back to May 13, when a man approached a 50-year-old woman, allegedly assaulted her and then fled on foot.

The second occurred on July 20, the same day as another attack that was previously reported. In this instance, a man assaulted a 55-year-old man and once again fled on foot. The third new reported attack also occurred on the same day as a previously reported assault, on July 21. In this case, a man spit on a 38-year-old woman and fled the scene on foot.

The final incident was reported to have occurred on July 28 when a man approached a 36-year-old woman, sprayed the contents of a drink on her and then fled on foot.

Police say that they are continuing to investigate and determine if the reported incidents are connected.

The man has been described as 25 to 40 years old, 5’8” to 5’10” and thin to medium build. In the most recent incident, the man was wearing a black baseball cap, a grey t-shirt and grey shorts.

In the previous report, the man was described as 5’9” to 5’10” with an athletic build and black hair. The man was also said to be wearing a surgical mask, dark athletic clothing and running shoes.

The investigations are ongoing and anyone who may have witnessed the incidents, or has information, is urged to contact police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).

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