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Man on BMX-style bike wanted in Little Italy sex assaults

10/02/2014 03:59 EDT | Updated 12/02/2014 05:59 EST
A string of four sexual assaults have been reported in the Little Italy area, and police say all four assaults were committed by a man on a BMX-style bike.

- The first reported assault happened on June 10 at approximately 1:15 a.m. A 26-year-old woman was walking in the Euclid Avenue and College Street area when the suspect approached her on bike. He allegedly sexually assaulted her then fled.

- On Aug. 5 at approximately 11:15 a.m., a 29-year-old woman was walking in the Palmerston Boulevard and Queen Street West area when the suspect approached on bike in the same fashion. He allegedly sexually assaulted her and fled.

- On Aug. 11 at around 11:15 p.m., a 25-year-old woman was walking in the Manning Avenue and College Street area when she was allegedly assaulted in a similar way.

- The most recent alleged assault happened on Sept. 29 at about 10 p.m., when a 26-year-old woman was walking in the Palmerston Boulevard and Queen Street West area and the suspect approached her on his bicycle, sexually assaulted her and then left the area.

Police report that the suspect is described as white or Asian, possibly 5'7", approximately 25 years old, with a small-to-medium build. He was seen wearing a black hoodie with the hood up, with a white design on the back, possibly a skull or white lettering. He is always riding a black BMX-style bicycle, according to police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400. Tips can be passed on anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online at 222tips.com. Members of the public can also text TOR and their message to CRIMES (274637).

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