Images released of suspect in sex assault at Planet Fitness gym
Police have released an image taken from security camera footage of a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault in the city's Jane and Finch area. (Toronto police handout)
Rachael D'Amore, CTV Toronto
Published Friday, March 17, 2017 9:05AM EDT
Police have released photos of a suspect they say sexually assaulted a woman at a Planet Fitness gym location in the Jane and Finch area.
A 26-year-old woman told police that she was walking in the front lobby of the gym on Monday afternoon when a man stepped in front of her and blocked her path.
Police allege the man then grabbed the woman, held her in a “bear hug” and sexually assaulted her.
The woman was able to break away and ran from the man, who fled from the building.
The suspect is described as a man in his early 20s, standing five-foot-ten to five-foot-11, approximately 250 pounds with a heavy build. He had short or shaved black hair, a clean shaven face, and was last seen wearing a grey hooded zip-up sweatshirt.
Police believe the man may speak with a low voice or mumble.
Anyone with information is being asked to call police or Crime Stoppers.