York Regional Police are appealing for the public’s help in identifying a man wanted in connection with an alleged sexual assault in Newmarket.
According to police, the assault which took place at Upper Canada Mall on December 22nd is similar to assaults which took place in the same area over the summer, leading authorities to believe that they may be linked.
This latest incident occurred as a 59 year old woman was walking through Upper Canada Mall.
Surveillance video shows a man watching her before and then following her as she exits the mall and walks towards her car which was parked in the south lot of the mall.
The suspect is then alleged to have hit the woman on the buttocks before running away in the direction of Davis Drive.
He is described by police as being between 18 to 25-years old, white, five-foot-five to five-foot-seven and 125 to 130 pounds with a thin build.
When last seen he was wearing a blue jacket, camouflage pants, a black leather baseball cap and running shoes.
It’s thought the same suspect may be behind a series of four similar attacks which took place in Newmarket on August 18th, September 8th and September 25th.
Investigators are appealing for anyone with information to come forward and have released video footage and images of the suspect in the hope of tracking him down.
The video can be viewed below.