Toronto police have issued a public safety alert after a man committed a series of break-ins on Thursday, October 10. Police are requesting public assistance in locating Terence Frezell of Newmarket, Ontario, who investigators believe committed the series of Toronto break-ins. Officers have not said if they have any leads on his whereabouts.
According to Toronto police, Frezell is accused of attempting to break into a house at approximately 5:30 a.m. on October 10. However, the 28-year-old fled the scene after being confronted by the homeowners. Not long after, the suspect turned up at another address a short distance away. He again attempted to gain entry and fled when the residents of the home became aware of him.
Police say that at approximately 5:45 a.m., Frezell rang the doorbell of a third home before hiding in some nearby bushes. When the owner of the house opened the door, the suspect fled in an unspecified direction.
CityNews reported that the suspect didn’t successfully enter his first home until 6:14 a.m. He entered the residence through an unlocked door before threatening and sexually assaulting a 53-year-old female.
At 7:15 a.m., the suspect broke into yet another nearby home and confronted a female occupant. However, the Toronto Star reported that he fled when another resident became aware that he was inside the house.
Frezell is being described by police as roughly 5’8”, with a tanned complexion, thin to medium build, unshaven beard, and with short dark hair. At the time of the crimes, he was seen wearing dark pants, a hooded top with a zipper up the front, a black t-shirt, and dark shoes.
Anyone with further information about the case is being asked to contact police at 416-808-7474 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.