VIDEO: Suspect in Hamilton Mountain ‘unprovoked stranger assault’

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Published July 19, 2022 at 1:08 pm

Photos and video, believed to be of a man who assaulted a woman in broad daylight last week on amilton Mountain, have been released by the police.

Around 9:30 a.m. last Wednesday (July 13), a woman was walking in the area of Upper Paradise Road and Donnici Drive when she was approached by an unknown male. The suspect dragged her away from the trail. The assault was interrupted by witnesses walking by the area. The male fled on foot southbound towards Upper Paradise. Hamilton Police called the attack an “unprovoked stranger assault.”

Eight seconds of footage, that appears to be from a security camera, show a man walking on the trail. Hamilton Police now describe the suspect as a Black male who appears to be between 18 and 24 years old. He is about 5-foot-8 to 5-10 and 175 pounds with a lean athletic build. He has black curly hair on top and short or shaved on the sides. He was wearing a navy V-neck t-shirt, and black or dark-coloured jogging pants. He was carrying “a cross-body bag,” worn left to right, and also had a black COVID mask that was underneath his mouth and chin. He was also wearing grey casual/gym shoes with a white emblem, and had a black sweater/jacket that was he was either carrying or wearing tied around his waist.

Anyone who recognizes the suspect shoud call Hamilton Police Det.-Sgt Jennifer Currie (905-546-4962) or Det.-Const. Shannon McLean at (905-546-4614).

Information that supports this or any Hamilton Police investigation may also be shared anonymously through Crime Stoppers (1-800-222-8477; crimestoppershamilton.com).

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