Quick Safety Notice: Assault

Here is a safety notice that came out on Tuesday from Toronto Police Service about an assault that took place near Merrill Bridge Road Park.

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an assault with a weapon investigation.  It is reported that:

– on Monday, August 12, 2013, at approximately 1:45 p.m., a woman was walking on a pathway in Merrill Bridge Road Park.

– a man approached her from behind, grabbed her, brandished a weapon and threatened her

– after a struggle, the woman was able to break free to call police

– the man fled in an unknown direction

The man is described as black, mid 20s, 5’8″, with a very slim build. He has a distinct flatness to the upper bridge of his nose, and yellow stained, slightly crooked teeth. He was wearing a white, loose fitting T-shirt with a large, light-coloured logo.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.