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Identity sought of man in Assault investigation on TTC bus,
Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street



Broadcast time: 16:15
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

51 Division
416-808-5100

Case #: 2020-268007


The Toronto Police Service requests the public's assistance identifying a man as part of an assault investigation.

Detectives have launched an investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday, February 7, 2020, at 2:30 p.m., in the Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street area.

It is reported that:

- a 24-year-old woman was on board a TTC bus on route #75

- she was wearing a protective medical mask

- a man began insulting her for the use of the mask

- she took a picture of him

- he grabbed her in an attempt to get her camera

The man is described as in his 40s, average height, medium build, clean shaven. He was wearing metal framed glasses, a black hooded winter coat with fur on the hood, blue jeans, and a black toque.

Witnesses were nearby and the police are appealing for them to contact investigators at 51 Division.

A photograph of the man is released and attached. Anyone who recognizes him is urged to get in touch with investigators.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, 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). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes or Google Play.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.



Constable David Hopkinson, Corporate Communications, for Detective Gherardt Williams, 51 Division




Identity sought of man in Assault investigation on TTC bus,
Bloor Street East and Sherbourne Street



Investigators are trying to identify the man pictured as part of an assault investigation
Above: Investigators are trying to identify the man pictured as part of an assault investigation