On Thursday June 6 2019, York Security received two reports describing two separate incidents of community members being assaulted by a male party near Chimney Stack Road and Ian MacDonald Blvd.
Both community members reported walking alone when the male suspect began to converse with them and held onto their arms and began pulling them towards him. After a brief altercation the suspect then walked away.
No injuries are reported.
York Security is assisting Toronto Police in their investigation.
The suspect is described as:
Male, early 20s, 6 feet tall, medium build, short wavy hair (possible reddish tint), wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and carrying a black backpack or messenger type of bag.
York Security has increased patrols in the vicinity.
Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to contact Toronto Police Service at 416-808-3100, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).
We also encourage anyone who needs support to utilize the University's services. For faculty and staff in need of support, please call the Employee and Family Assistance Program toll-free 24 hours a day, seven days a week for immediate, confidential help at 1-800-268-5211; TTY Service is available at 1-800-363-6270.
The Student Counseling & Development office offers personal counseling services to all York students. Visit them in Room N110, Bennett Centre for Student Services or call 416-736-5297.
Support is also available through the Centre for Sexual Violence Response, Support & Education at 416-736-5211.
York Security responds to all community calls at 416-650-8000 or at 416-736-5333 for urgent matters.