CRIME BRIEFS

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The Toronto Po­lice Service

(TPS) is warn­ing the pub­lic of on­go­ing dis­trac­tion thefts. Re­ports of two in­ci­dents that oc­curred Aug. 18 in the St. Clair Av­enue West and Av­enue Road area in­di­cate that a fe­male sus­pect ap­proached vic­tims pre­tend­ing to ask for di­rec­tions. She then pro­ceeded to place an item around the victim’s neck while re­mov­ing any jew­ellery be­ing worn. The two vic­tims were both el­derly fe­males in their 90s.The sus­pect was seen flee­ing with a male sus­pect in a four-door white sedan. TPS be­lieves the two sus­pects are still ac­tive in the area. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion is urged to come forward.

A 68-year-old male sus­pect

has been charged with mul­ti­ple counts of child pornog­ra­phy–re­lated crimes as a re­sult of a search war­rant in the area of Yonge Street and Shep­pard Av­enue East. The Toronto Po­lice Service (TPS) Sex Crimes Unit, Child Ex­ploita­tion Sec­tion of­fi­cers be­lieve the sus­pect used so­cial me­dia to en­gage in il­le­gal be­hav­iour with un­der­age per­sons, send­ing abu­sive im­ages and ask­ing for im­ages in re­turn. Po­lice are also charg­ing the ac­cused with pos­ses­sion and dis­tri­bu­tion of il­le­gal im­ages and videos. The sus­pect ap­peared in court on July 26.

The Toronto Po­lice Service

(TPS) is ask­ing for as­sis­tance in iden­ti­fy­ing and lo­cat­ing a male sus­pect still at large in re­la­tion to a sex­ual as­sault in­ves­ti­ga­tion in the An­nex. On Aug. 1, a 25-year-old fe­male victim en­tered a TTC bus in the Bathurst Street and Dupont Street area. As she walked past a mid­dle-aged male sus­pect, she was sex­u­ally as­saulted. An im­age and de­scrip­tion of the sus­pect was re­leased to the pub­lic on the TPS web­site, and po­lice are ask­ing any­one who might know the iden­tity of this sus­pect to come forward. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion should con­tact TPS.

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