Police look for witnesses after woman beaten, robbed at Vaughan bus stop
A York Regional Police car is seen in this undated photo.
Joshua Freeman, CTV Toronto
Published Sunday, October 16, 2016 7:27PM EDT
York Regional Police are looking for witnesses after a woman was beaten and robbed early Sunday at a bus stop in Vaughan.
The 23-year-old woman was waiting for a bus near Weston Road and Steeles Avenue at around 6:50 a.m. when the violent incident took place.
According to police, she was approached from behind by an unknown person and struck multiple times in the head with some sort of weapon. The suspect took the woman’s cellphone and then fled.
The woman sustained serious injuries in the attack, but managed to take herself to hospital where she remains, police said.
There is no suspect description so far, but police are urging any possible witnesses to come forward.
“Investigators are appealing to anyone that may have been in the area at the time and saw anything suspicious to please come forward,” police said in a news release Sunday. “At this time there are no suspect descriptions available, however investigators are also appealing to anyone that may have knowledge of this robbery to contact police immediately.”
Police said the attack does not have been targeted and are urging people in the area to use caution and report any suspicious behavior to police.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips.