York Regional Police have released cellphone video footage of a young man allegedly responsible for a brutal knife attack in the small Ontario city of Aurora. The attack happened on August 18th, the victim a 51-year-old man.
Police allege that the victim was in his parked car last Saturday when the suspect approached with a knife. The suspect pointed the knife towards the victim through the driver's side window and demanded cash.
The victim reportedly refused to cooperate, and the suspect attacked. He slashed the victim with the knife, punched him in the face, and took off running. The victim was treated on-site for his injuries.
Police officers weren't able to catch up and arrest the suspect, but they did obtain this cellphone video of the suspect fleeing the scene. In the video, the suspect attempts to cover his face with a hat.
Police describe the suspect as a "white male, 18-20 years-old, five-feet-seven inches to five-feet-ten inches tall, with blonde hair." Anyone with information is asked to contact the YRP at 1-866-8765423, ext. 7141.