01/29/2015 02:31 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT

Suspect sought in Scarborough knifepoint robbery

A suspect Toronto police believe to be "violent, armed and dangerous" is wanted in connection with a knifepoint robbery in Scarborough on Wednesday.

Police say a man left a bank in the Brimley Road and Eglinton Avenue East area shortly after 12 p.m. when he was confronted by an armed suspect.

A struggle ensued after the armed suspect demanded cash from the victim. Police say the victim was assaulted with a machete, sustaining non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled after passersby confronted him.

Police describe the suspect as having a dark-brown complexion, between 25 and 30 years old, approximately five feet five inches tall and 130 pounds. He was unshaven and wearing a black jacket with a fur trim and red lining, a red toque, black jeans with a black belt with silver studs and a black backpack.

Police consider the suspect "violent, armed and dangerous" and have released a security image.