Surveillance footage of downtown sex assault suspect released
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Tuesday, November 29, 2016 1:51PM EST
Investigators have released surveillance camera footage of a suspect wanted in the gunpoint sexual assault and robbery of an 18-year-old woman downtown early in November.
Investigators say that on Nov. 5 at about 4:20 a.m., a woman was physically and then sexually assaulted in the area of Gerrard Street West and Yonge Street.
After the victim was assaulted, she told police that the suspect forcibly took her belongings.
The suspect was armed with a gun during the encounter, investigators said.
He fled the scene on Gerrard Street West.
The suspect is described as a white male in his early 20s, with an olive complexion and a skinny build. He is approximately six feet tall.
He was last seen wearing a purple tracksuit, black hooded jacket, a dark coloured baseball hat with a light coloured brim and black shoes.
In the surveillance footage, the suspect is seen loitering in a residential building lobby before entering an elevator.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 416-808-7400, or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).