Suspect sought in historic robbery investigation,
Bloor Street West and Brunswick Avenue
Suspect images re-released and route travelled by the victim included
Broadcast time: 12:00
Date: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Unit: 14 Division
Case #: 2019-1984779
Time passes but investigations don’t stop. In October 2019, a then 87-year-old woman was the victim of a violent street robbery for which the suspect’s image was released.
The Toronto Police Service’s 14 Division investigators continue to appeal for witnesses to help identify the man.
On Monday, October 14, 2019, at 5:25 p.m., the victim was walking on Brunswick Avenue, south of Bloor Street West
It is alleged a man attacked the woman from behind, throwing her to the ground, before robbing the woman of her belongings. He then fled eastbound through an alleyway.
A map of the route that was taken by the victim, and where the suspect ran, has been released in the hope of reminding anyone who was in the area that day of what took place.
No matter how insignificant your tip may seem, investigators would like to speak to you.
Lead investigator Detective Constable Cameron Ross has continued to pursue this investigation and kept in close contact with the now 89 year-old victim.
He said: “The victim was targeted and stalked for quite some time before the man took advantage of the situation and attacked this vulnerable woman.
“The injuries she sustained, including bruises and cuts to her leg and hands, made it very hard for her to get home that day and those physical wounds took time to heal. It’s safe to say that the emotional wounds still exist and helping to identify the man would bring some resolve for everyone.
The suspect is described as 6' and with a thin build. He was wearing a dark toque, two-toned hooded sweater, dark pants, dark shoes, and carrying a white bag. Images have been re-released.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, 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.
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Constable Michelle Flannery, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Cameron Ross, 14 Division