Police Make Arrest of Suspect in Toronto Aggravated Assaults

Toronto police have made an arrest in reference to two aggravated assaults that occurred in Toronto in opposition to what are believed to be random victims.

On Might 23, the Toronto Police Service issued a information launch, requesting the general public’s assist in finding a suspect concerned in an aggravated assault investigation stemming from Might 22. The report stated police have been known as to an incident within the Yonge Avenue and Elm Avenue space, the place it was reported a person assaulted one other male sufferer, who sustained life-threatening accidents.

On the time, police recognized the suspect as Robert Dewitt, a 42-year previous Toronto man, needed for aggravated assault and assault.

Police launched a photograph of the suspect, who was described as 6’0”, with curly blonde hair. He was final seen carrying a darkish leather-based coat, gray pants, gentle colored New Stability footwear, and using a purple e-bike.

In a Might 24 information launch, police stated Dewitt had been arrested the day prior.

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A suspect needed in reference to two aggravated assaults in opposition to separate victims, in a photograph launched by Toronto police on Might 23, 2023. (Courtesy of Toronto Police Service/Handout)

Toronto police indicated there have been additional allegations in opposition to the suspect from an incident on Might 23. Police obtained a name about an assault within the space of Jarvis Avenue and Carlton Avenue. It’s alleged that the suspect approached a random man “and started taunting him to combat.”

In accordance with police, the sufferer “declined to combat and backed away.” Police say he was assaulted and sustained minor accidents.

Dewitt has been charged with aggravated assault, two counts of assault, and breach of probation. He was scheduled to seem in court docket just about on Might 24. Police informed reporters that they consider the assault was random.

“Police are involved there could also be extra victims. Anybody with info is requested to contact police at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com,” stated the information launch.

Random Assaults

Toronto Police additionally issued a information launch on Might 25, following an unprovoked and random assault with a weapon in an unrelated incident, this time within the Islington Avenue and Elmhurst Drive space. Officers responded to a name a few stabbing on Might 23 at roughly 9:05 p.m. native time, and police are looking for a suspect described as 5’6”, with a darkish complexion, carrying black pants and a gray sweatshirt, and carrying a black backpack and a inexperienced/blue purchasing bag.

On this random assault, the sufferer was sitting at a bus cease, in line with police, when an unknown stranger assaulted the sufferer with a knife or “edged weapon.” The sufferer suffered two separate wounds. There is no such thing as a additional phrase on the sufferer’s situation as of press time.

Anybody with info is being requested to contact police.