Assault with a Weapon – East Side of the Seneca @ York building and Leitch Avenue and Applebaum Terrace
Toronto Police Service informed York Security Services that a female student reported that on two separate occasions she was approached by the same male suspect armed with a knife.
On Saturday 21 May 2016 at approximately 10:15pm, the student reported being approached by a male suspect near the east side of the Seneca @ York building. The suspect, who was part of a group of approximately 3 other males, approached the student, brandishing a knife. At this point, members from his group told the suspect to stop, after which the student then fled the scene without any injuries or loss of property.
On Tuesday 31 May 2016 at approximately 10:15pm, the same female student reported that while on Leitch Avenue near Applebaum Terrace in the Village, she was approached by the same suspect who was with another male party. The suspect brandished a knife and grabbed the student. The student was able to flee the scene, suffering a minor injury. No property was taken.
In both incidents the suspects fled in an unknown direction.
A TPS investigator has been assigned and the investigation is ongoing. York Security is assisting in the investigation.
Suspect #1 Description
Male, early 20’s, 5’10” medium build, dark brown hair, crooked yellow teeth, wearing a black hoodie. Armed with a small knife.
Suspect #2 Description
Male, 5 10″ in height, early 20’s, stud in his right ear
Should you have any information about this or any incident you are asked to contact Toronto Police Service directly at 416.808.2222 or York Security at 416-736-5333.
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