Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after a violent robbery in the Steeles area of Scarborough over the weekend.
Investigators say a woman was walking through a laneway in the Steeles Avenue East and Warden Avenue area at around 11.15.p.m. on Saturday, October 29th.
It’s alleged that she was approached by a man from behind, who began to punch her violently in the head, knocking out one of he teeth.
He then grabbed her purse and fled the scene.
The woman was able to summon the help of a resident, who then called police.
A search of the area was conducted but police were unable to locate the suspect.
The only description of the suspect is that he was wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).