A public safety alert has been issued by Toronto Police following two separate attacks within the space of minutes in the Regent Park area of the City on Monday night.
According to police, the first attack happened near Queen Street East and Parliament Street at 10:45 p.m. when a 23 year old woman was approached by a man who asked her for cigarette.
When she said no, he slapped her face, the woman then fell to the ground and sustained minor injuries.
Just 15 minutes later in the area of Queen Street East and Trefann Street, a 25 year old woman was walking on the sidewalk when her path was blocked by a man.
She tried to walk around him and was blocked again, he then punched the woman in the face.
The man in question is described as black with a dark complexion, aged between 30 and 40 years, 5’11” – 6’0″ tall of medium build with scruffy facial hair and short black hair.
He was was wearing a black winter jacket and dark pants at the time of the attacks.
Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the man and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).