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Public Safety Alert,
Warden Avenue and McNicoll Avenue area,
Sexual Assault investigation,
Update,
Third incident reported



Broadcast time: 13:56
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

42 Division
416-808-4200

Case #: 2017-549135


On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the Toronto Police Service issued a Public Safety Alert connected with a Sexual Assault investigation in the Warden Avenue and McNicoll Avenue area.

See excerpt from previous news release:

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The Toronto Police Service is advising the public of a Sexual Assault investigation.

It is reported that:

- on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at approximately 6:30 p.m., a 53-year-old woman was walking in the Warden Avenue and McNicoll Avenue area

- a man approached the woman from behind and sexually assaulted her before fleeing on foot

- on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at approximately 8:30 p.m., a 25-year-old woman got off a bus in the same area

- it is believed the same man approached this woman from behind and sexually assaulted her before fleeing on foot

The man is described as black with a darker skin tone, 5'-5'6”, with a thin-to-medium build, possibly in his early 20s.

He may have been wearing a dark bomber jacket, or an orange hooded jacket with black lines down the sleeves, and black jeans. He was carrying an orange backpack with tie-downs on the front in one report, and a dark knapsack or dufflebag in the other report.

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It is now reported that:

- on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at approximately 4:20 p.m., the same man approached a 13-year-old girl from behind while she was walking in the Birchmount Avenue/McNicoll Avenue area

- he sexually assaulted her before fleeing on foot

The man is described as brown, 5'7"-5'9", slim build, in his 20s, with black hair, glasses and all-black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.


A sexual assault is any form of unwanted sexual contact. It includes, but is not limited to, kissing, grabbing, oral sex and penetration. To learn more about sexual assault, including how to report a sexual assault, please visit our Sex Crimes website.


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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications, for Detective Sergeant Gerry Heaney , 42 Division