Public help sought in arresting man who assaulted TTC driver


Suspect’s picture – Man threw coffee on TTC driver

Public assistance is being sought to identify a suspect in  an assault of a bus driver in the City of Vaughan.

On Wednesday, June 8, 2016, shortly after 8 a.m., a man boarded a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus at the intersection of Dufferin Street and Dufferin Hill Drive, which is route #105. The bus driver recognized the man because approximately one month ago, he believes the same man was verbally abusive to him and stole a transfer slip when exiting the bus.

When the driver recognized the man boarding the bus on June 8, he asked him to leave. The man refused and walked to the back of the bus. The driver would not proceed until the man exited the bus. The man became angry, walked to the front of the bus and assaulted the driver by throwing a cup of coffee on him from a silver thermal travel mug. The driver was not injured.

Suspect Description: Male, white,5’10”,  medium build, Short, dark-coloured hair, Wearing a black jacket, a blue shirt, dark-coloured pants, white running shoes and sunglasses. Carrying a black and white patterned handbag.

Investigators with the York Regional Police #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau have exhausted all leads and are releasing video of the assault as well as images obtained from video surveillance and seeking public assistance to identify the suspect.

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