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Police say sexual assault in Scarborough case may involve more victims

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Police arrested a man on Feb. 20 in connection with the sexual assault of a woman in an apartment.

On Feb. 19, police responded to a call at 8 p.m. for a sexual assault call in the Broadview and Cosburn Avenue area.

Police say a man met the woman in the downtown area and brought her to his apartment after promising her a modeling job.

It is alleged that after entering the apartment, the man did not allow the woman to leave and sexually assaulted her.

Errol Spooner of Toronto, 33, is charged with aggravated sexual assault, forcible confinement and carrying a concealed weapon.

He was scheduled to appear at College Park court on Feb 21 at 10 a.m. in room 507.

Police believe there may be more victims, and ask anyone with information to call 416−808−5400, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS.

 

Police release video of victim being carried into vehicle

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Police released a video on Jan. 28 of Anthony Spencer being carried out by his friends into an awaiting vehicle shortly after being shot.

Police are asking those in the video to come forward and speak to police.

On Jan 21. at 5 a.m., police responded to a call at the Scarborough Hospital where 23-year-old Anthony Spencer of Toronto was dropped off by a group of men and a woman in two separate vehicles.

It was reported that after leaving the victim, who suffered from gunshot wounds, the group of people fled the scene.

The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

On Jan. 22, police located the crime scene at 799 Brimley Rd., which is a recording studio. Police asked for people who were at the scene of the shooting to come forward and speak to investigators.

On Jan. 31, police say they found a security video where three suspects are seen around the same area of the recording studio.

At approximately 4:32 a.m., before the shooting, a woman reportedly calls a cab company. Police say that before the dispatcher speaks to the woman, a single gunshot is heard in the cab company’s recording.

All three suspects then left in the taxi.

On Feb. 9, police released a new security photo of a woman of interest.

Police described the woman as having a light-black complexion, black hair that was in a ponytail, about 5 ft. tall, weighing about 100 lbs. and having a slim build.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Gary Giroux at 416−318−2122, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416−222−TIPS (8477).

 

Man robbed of cellphone on Warden and Finch

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Police say that a 57-year-old man’s cellphone was taken after he was approached by two male suspects on Feb. 22.

The man was allegedly approached by the two males around the Warden Avenue and Finch Avenue East area at approximately 8:35 p.m., and one of them took the cellphone before both fled the scene.

The man was left uninjured.

Both suspects are described as being between the ages of 16 and 20.

Police describe the first male as being 5-8 tall, and 140-150 lbs. with brown eyes, black hair and having a thin build.

The second male suspect is described as being about 5-9 to 5-10 tall.

Police are asking the public to help in identifying those in connection to the offense.

If anyone has any information, call 42 Division police at 416-808-4200, or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS (8477).

Boy mugged in Danforth and Savarin area

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A 14-year-old boy suffered minor injuries after allegedly being mugged on Feb. 29.

Police say the victim was about to board a bus in the Danforth Road and Savarin Street area when he was approached from behind by a male suspect.

The suspect reportedly jumped on the victim’s back and began punching him in the head.

He then ripped the victim’s chain off his neck, but police say he fled the scene empty-handed.

The 14-year-old was brought to a hospital where he was treated for his injuries and later released.

Police describe the man as being between the ages of 25 and 30, black with light complexion, around 5-10 to 5-11 tall and with a medium build.

Police are asking for public assistance in identifying the suspect.

If you have any information about this incident, please call 43 Division police at 416-808-4300, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS (8477).

Woman robbed of cellphone on TTC

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Police are asking for public assistance in identifying two females in connection with a cellphone robbery on Feb. 29.

A 41-year-old woman was on the Scarborough LRT near the Lawrence Avenue East station around 7:40 p.m. when she was approached by two female suspects from behind.

Police say one of them removed a cellphone from the victim’s hands as she left the train.

The woman did not sustain any injuries.

Police describe the first suspect as a white female, 5-9 to 5-10 tall with a heavy build. The second suspect is described as being a black female with medium build, and about 5-3 to 5-4 tall.

If you have any information, please call 43 Division Police at 416-808-4100 , or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 416−222−TIPS (8477).

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