Investigators with the York Regional Police and Peel Regional Police Special Victims Units are alerting the public about a suspect believed responsible for two violent sexual assaults, one in Richmond Hill and the other in Mississauga.
On Thursday, September 27, 2013, at 12:00 a.m., a female victim was exiting a transit bus in the area of South Service Road and Crestview Avenue in the City of Mississauga. An unknown male produced a weapon, grabbed the victim and pulled her to a darkened area where she sexually assaulted her. The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the assault.
On Thursday, November 13, 2014, a female exited a transit bus at approximately 12:30 a.m. at Yonge Street and Bernard Avenue in the Town of Richmond Hill. The female was approached by an unknown male who demanded money from her, then pulled her into a darkened area and sexually assaulted her. The victim required hospital treatment for her injuries.
THE SUSPECT IS DESCRIBED AS:
Male, 5’10” to 6’, with a muscular build, light to medium skin tone, wearing a covering over his face.
Investigators believe these two incidents are linked. The suspect appears to be targeting females with a slight build who are exiting transit busses after dark. He is using physical force to overpower his victims and sexually assault them.
A tip line has been set up by the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section and anyone with information is asked to call 1-866-876-5423, ext. 2400 or if you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers.
If you know the suspects responsible for this crime or have any knowledge of this or any other crime but wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, leave an anonymous tip on-line at www.1800222tips.com or text message your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. If the information you provide helps solve the case you may be eligible for cash reward of up to $2000.00. You never have to identify yourself or testify in court. Help BREAK THE SILENCE and speak up for a safer community.