Suspect images released after elderly woman, two others attacked in College Park area
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Sunday, November 8, 2015 4:02PM EST
Last Updated Sunday, November 8, 2015 7:04PM EST
Toronto police have released security camera images of a suspect after two people were sent to hospital in a series of assaults in the College Park area earlier this week.
The assaults happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Nov. 5.
According to police, a 50-year-old man standing on the sidewalk near Yonge and College streets was attacked and knocked to the ground by a man he didn’t know.
The assailant continued on into the mall, shoving a 54-year-old woman as he went down a flight of stairs.
When he got the bottom, he punched a 70-year-old woman in the face, knocking her to the ground, police said.
Paramedics transported the 50-year-old man and 70-year-old woman to hospital, where the man was treated for a broken hip and wrist, and the woman was treated for a broken wrist and bruising to her face.
In a news release issued Sunday, police said the suspect is described as black, standing six feet tall and weighing around 220 pounds. He has dreadlocks and a full beard and was wearing a hat, long dark jacket, jeans and boots. He was also carrying a black bag.
Police say the suspect is considered violent and people should call 911 rather than approach him if spotted.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5200 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).