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Public Safety Alert: Attempted Attacks
Ellesmere and Orton Park Road area

Broadcast time: 16:45
Sunday, July 19, 2020

43 Division

Case #: 2020-1333738

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an incident that occurred in the area of Orton Park Road and Ellesmere Road .

It is reported that on Saturday, July 18, 2020 an unknown male party attempted to attack a woman with a hammer while walking through Heather Heights Woods park.

There have been several reported incidences of similar circumstances and this general description, in this area. These attacks have occurred each time at random, are unprovoked against members of the public with no warning.

The suspect is described as a male, Black, in his 20’s, approximately 5'8", wearing a grey hoodie and black shorts. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot eastbound toward Orton Park Road.

If seen, do not approach, call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4300, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, 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.

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Constable Edward Parks, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Cole Robinson, 43 Division