23-year-old woman beaten, robbed in Weston Rd. area

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A 23-year-old woman, who was waiting for a bus in the in the area of Weston Road and Steeles Avenue was beaten and robbed by an unknown person on Sunday, October 16.

The victim, who was at the bus stop at around 6.50 am,  was approached from behind and struck struck multiple times in the head with an unknown weapon.

The suspect then stole the victim’s mobile phone. The victim suffered serious injuries, but took herself to hospital, where she remains.

Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau are seeking witnesses and any information that may assist with identifying the suspect.

At this time there are no suspect descriptions available, however investigators are also appealing to anyone that may have knowledge of this robbery to contact police immediately. Citizens are asked to use caution in the area, as this robbery does not appear to have been targeted. If you spot any suspicious behaviour, please call police right away.

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Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7441, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com or text your tip to CRIMES (274637) starting with the word YORK. – CINEWS

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