Police are seeking the public's help in the investigation of a morning mugging in Westdale.
Just after 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, a man darted towards a woman who was walking her dog on a trail near Haddon Avenue North and Marion Street North. She tried to step out of the way, but he grabbed her, threw her off the trail and demanded money.
The assailant allowed the victim, a 32-year-old Hamilton woman, to run away, but not before threatening to kill her.
She fled northbound, exiting the trail near Forsyth Avenue, while the suspect ran in the opposite direction, towards Marion North.
He didn't obtain any money, said Det. Fab Giuliani, who is working on the case.
The suspect is described as white, between five foot six and five foot seven, with a stocky build. He was wearing black track pants, a black hoodie and white running shoes during the incident.
Police are asking people with information about the crime to contact Division One detectives at 905-546-3821.