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Media Release

Release Date: March 18th, 2019 - 3:56pm

Originator: D/Sergeant, Crystal Kelly, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2316

Contact: D/Constable, Matthew Spina, 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau, 905 825 4747 ext. 2316

Location: Burlington


Police Appeal for Help after Assault in Burlington

On Friday March 15th, 2019, at approximately 8:45 pm, a female in her 30s was walking in the area of Elgin Street and Burlington Avenue in the City of Burlington.  An unknown male suspect walked past her several times before finally approaching the victim at which time he grabbed onto her arms and began shaking her.   The victim struggled with the male and shouted loudly for help forcing him to let go and calmly flee the area. He was last seen walking westbound on Elgin Street.  The victim did not sustain any physical injuries. 

This is the first report of this nature and police do not feel public safety is at risk, however will continue to provide extra patrols in the area. 

Suspect Description:  Male, tanned complexion, brown beard, brown eyes, mid to late 20's, average build and approximately 5'5" in height.   

Clothing Description:  Black jacket with a hood, dark coloured pants, headphones and a backpack (possibly black).  

The suspect has yet to be identified.  Any witnesses, anyone who resides or has businesses in the area of Elgin Street and Burlington Avenue with video surveillance images or anyone who was travelling in that area that has dash cam video images between 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm are asked to call the Halton Police at 905-825-4777 or the 3 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2316.

Tips can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers "See something? Hear something? Know something? Contact Crime Stoppers" at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through the web at www.haltoncrimestoppers.ca