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Police look to identify Aurora assault suspect

The fleeing suspect was capture on video

York Regional Police is seeking public assistance to identify a man wanted following an attempted robbery and assault with a knife in the Town of Aurora.

On Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at approximately 3 p.m., a 51-year-old male victim was inside of his vehicle that was parked in the area of Yonge Street and Murray Drive. The victim was approached by an unknown man who leaned into the vehicle through the driver’s side window, pointed a knife and demanded cash. The victim did not comply with the demand and the suspect (allegedly) punched the victim in the face, cut his arm with the knife and kicked his vehicle before running away. Officers attended the scene but were unable to locate the suspect. The victim was treated for his injuries at the scene.

Investigators are releasing a video of the suspect that was taken as he was fleeing the area and appealing to the public for assistance to identify him.

Male, white
18-20 years
5’7” to 5’10”
Blonde hair

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7141, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online.