Toronto Police have released details on two separate sexual assault incidents on the TTC, which happened just a few days apart. The first suspect has been charged and arrested, but the second is still at large.
The first incident allegedly took place during evening rush hour last Wednesday, August 1st. At around 5:45 PM, a 25-year-old woman boarded a northbound bus in the Bathurst St. and Dupont St. area. The woman was reportedly assaulted while she walked past the suspect on the bus.
The suspect has since been identified as 49-year-old Sarkis Mardos. Police have charged him with sexual assault and failing to comply with probation.
This past Sunday, August 7th, police were notified of a second sexual assault incident. It is alleged that a 27-year-old woman boarded an eastbound TTC subway train at St. George station at around 7:08 PM. She took the seat next to a man, and rode several stops. The man sexually assaulted her between Woodbine and Main Street subway stops.
The suspect's identity remains unknown, but Toronto Police have provided a description of his appearance. Police say he is about 50 years old, has "black hair with a receding hairline, and he has a mole on the bridge of his nose. He was wearing a green t-shirt, blue jeans, white sneakers, and had a brown and white shopping buggy with white wheels."
Toronto Police have released the following photos of Sarkis Mardos and the unknown suspect:
Police urge anyone with information to contact police at 416-808-1400. Or, you can contact Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), and online at www.222tips.com.