Suspect in 2 stabbings and attempted car theft on the loose in northeast London
Police say 2 people were stabbed and the suspect tried to steal a vehicle early Friday evening
London police are asking for the public to be on the lookout for a suspect they believe stabbed two people and then attempted to steal a vehicle in the city's northeast early Friday night.
Police say the first incident happened at a business in the area of Adelaide and Huron streets at about 6:20 p.m. when a suspect allegedly approached a man, stabbed him, and then fled on foot in a northeast direction. The victim sustained minor injuries, according to police.
About 15 minutes later, a suspect allegedly entered a residence near Belfield Street and Norwood Avenue, less than one kilometre away. Police say the resident confronted the suspect and was stabbed, leaving the victim with minor injuries. Police say the suspect fled northbound.
In both cases, police say the suspect and the victim were not known to each other.
At about 7:05 p.m., police say the suspect allegedly attempted to steal a vehicle near Adelaide and Huron streets, then fled eastbound on foot. He has not been seen since.
Officers are looking for a Caucasian male, between 16 and 20 years old, wearing a teal blue baseball cap with a shield on it and blond hair protruding from underneath the hat. He was wearing a navy blue or dark grey hoodie with white drawstrings, running shoes, and carried a black bag.
Police say they are actively looking for the suspect and are asking the public if they see someone who fits the description to not approach him, but to call 911 immediately.
Anyone with information related to the case is being asked to call the London police at 519-661-5670 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).