Monday, 13 August 2018

Update: Man Wanted for Multiple Assaults and Thefts [Photo Released]

Please note, we have been informed that the individual wanted for multiple incidents of Assault and Theft in 22 Division has been arrested. Thank you for your assistance.

If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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Original Report
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Please note, the Toronto Police are looking for a man believed to be responsible for multiple incidents of Assault and Theft in 22 Division, including incidents near The East Mall / Dundas St. West in the Islington - City Centre West area, and near Bloor St. West / Royal York Rd. in The Kingsway area. Please see the news release below:
The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance identifying and locating a man wanted for several offences.

It is reported that:
  • on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, Wednesday, May 23, 2018, and Friday, May 29, 2018, the man committed Theft at the same store in the Burnhamthorpe Rd. / Renforth Dr. area
  • on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, the man committed another theft at a store in The East Mall / Dundas St. West area
  • approximately $1,200 worth of merchandise was taken during these incidents

It is further reported that:
  • on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 1:30 am, a man boarded a bus at the Kipling Subway Station
  • the man got into a dispute with the bus driver, spat on him, threatened to kill him and immediately fled the area

It is also reported that:
  • on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at 12:55 pm, the man attended a store in the Bloor St. West / Royal York Rd. area
  • the man started taunting the store employees who tried to deter him from committing theft
  • a bystander intervened to assist the employees when the man pushed him, pulled out a knife and threatened to cut him
  • the bystander and store employees were able to lock the man outside the store and he fled the scene before police arrived

Description of suspect: The man is described as 6'0" tall, 18-20 years old, 180 lbs., with a medium build, thick curly dark brown hair, and eyeglasses.

An image of the wanted man has been released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police at 416-808-1100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, online on our Facebook Leave a Tip page, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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If you have seen or heard anything suspicious, please contact the Police.
If you see a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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