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Shocking News: Two Women Sexually Assaulted At York University Near Vari Hall & Colonnade!!

TORONTO - Two female members of the York community reported incidents of sexual assault on Thurs. July 5, 2012, near Vari Hall and the Colonnade.

York Security is assisting Toronto Police Service (TPS) in the investigation of the incidents.

In the first incident, at 3:40pm, two men approached a female who was walking in the Common area, heading toward Vari Hall. One of the men attempted to block her way and speak to her, before touching her twice.

In the second incident, at 3:43 pm, a female was exiting the Colonnade when she was approached by an unknown male who attempted to speak with her and touched her on two occasions.

The suspect in both of the incidents is described as:

–Male, black, 21-23 years old, 6’3” in height, with a skinny build, scruffy beard, wearing a white baseball cap, green shirt, and baggy jeans.

The second suspect  who approached the woman in the incident near Vari Hall, is described as:

–Male, black, 21 to 23 yars old, 5’8”, heavyset, wearing a black baseball cap, green shirt and jeans.

Should you have any information about either incident you are asked to contact Toronto Police Service directly at 416.808.2222. York Security responds to all community calls at 416.736.5333.

York Community members are reminded to always exercise personal safety by:

  • Being aware of your surroundings and the people around you
  • Report any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services

York University provides the following campus security services:

  • 24/7/365 campus security patrols
  • goSAFE foot patrols
  • Transportation – Campus Shuttle
  • 24/7/365 Monitored CCTV coverage
  • Network of Emergency “Blue Light” Telephones
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