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Police seek assistance identifying man in
potential sex offender investigation,
Avenue Road and Pears Avenue area

Broadcast time: 14:32
Thursday, August 31, 2017

53 Division

Case #: 17-11569092

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an incident concerning a potential sex offender in the Avenue Road and Pears Avenue area.

It is reported that:

- on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an unknown man approached a 70-year-old woman and engaged her in conversation

- the man made inappropriate and violent sexual comments to the woman

- the woman left the area and the man did not attempt to follow

The man is described as white, 50-60, 6'2", medium build, light-brown short hair, full beard. He was wearing light-brown clothing.

Police would like to speak with any witnesses.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Rhonda Reid, 53 Division