71-year-old Toronto Woman Assaulted

The Toronto Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance with an assault investigation.

On Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at approximately 10:15 p.m., a woman was assaulted in the Franklin Avenue/Bassano Road area.

It is alleged that:

– a 71-year-old woman was standing outside her home when five unknown boys walked out of a nearby ravine, and approached her,

– one of the boys grabbed the victim’s wrist and taunted her, holding a knife near her throat.

The victim was not injured, and no demand was made.

The suspects are described as white, approximately 15, 5’2” to 5’7”, with dark hair.

Anyone who was in the area and witnessed this assault, or who has information, is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637).

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