Toronto police are asking the public for help to identify a man suspected of assaulting and robbing an 87-year-old woman.

Late afternoon on Monday, October 14, 2019 the female victim was attacked by the suspect from behind and thrown to the ground. 

The suspect then proceeded to rob her of her belongings in broad daylight before he ran away through an alleyway.

The incident took place on Brunswick Avenue and the suspect fled eastbound from the crime scene.

Police released a description of the suspect who is believed to be about six feet tall, wearing a dark toque with a two-toned sweater, dark pants, dark shoes and carrying a white bag.

Photographs have also been released to the public in order to aid in identification. 

Toronto has seen a record number of violent crime and gun violence in the past year. In 2019 Toronto experienced an all-time high of 395 shootings, resulting in 33 deaths according to official statistics. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police directly at 416-808-1400 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416-22-8477 or online at

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