Images of sex-assault suspect's car released as police seek identity
York Regional Police say suspect's identity remains a mystery despite release of security camera footage
York Regional Police have released more security-camera footage in the hope that it will help them identify their suspect in a brazen daylight sexual assault in Vaughan last month.
The new footage shows a white vehicle police believe the suspect was driving in the area around the time of the incident.
The car is a white Mazda 3, model year 2013 or earlier with a dark-coloured decal on the gas cap.
Despite the fact that last month they released video footage that clearly shows the suspect, police said Tuesday they have not been able to identify him.
He is described as male, black, aged 18 to 25, standing about six-feet tall and weighing 200 pounds. He has short black hair and was wearing a grey t-shirt and black shorts.
According to police, the victim, an 18-year old woman, was assaulted back on May 26 as she was unlocking her front door. She had stepped off a bus in the Keele Street and Rutherford Road area around 1 p.m. and was followed by the suspect as she walked to her home, police said.
"As she was unlocking the front door, she looked over her shoulder and saw a man outside on the street, on the sidewalk actually, (who) ran towards her, pinned her up against her front door (and) sexually assaulted her," Const. Andy Pattenden told CBC the day after the incident.
"She was able to fight him off and managed to go get help."
No weapons were used in the attack, Pattenden said.
Anyone with information is asked to call the York Regional Police Special Victims Unit – Sexual Assault Section at 866-876-5423, ext. 7071, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.