Security Video of Robbery of 91-year-old

By 14 Division,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 5:24 p.m. October 1, 2014
Updated: 5:27 p.m. October 1, 2014

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the assistance of the public in identifying a man wanted for the robbery of a 91-year-old woman's purse.

A grainy view from inside an apartment lobby of a woman beside a walker pulling on her purse as a man pulls it away
Security video image of a 91-year-old woman being robbed of her purse

Investigators in 14 Division have released security video showing the robbery, which occurred in an apartment lobby area near Spadina Avenue and Oxford Street on September 28.

The video shows a man following the victim, who uses a walker, into the apartment building lobby. He pushes her and struggling to pull the bag away from her before running away.

He is described as white, 20-25, with short black hair. He was wearing a black T-shirt with blue shorts and a white backpack with black markings or a pattern.

Watch the Security Video  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the 14 Division Major Crime Unit at 416-808-1406 or reach Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at, text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637), or Leave A Tip on Facebook. Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

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