UPDATE | Child assaulted by unknown woman at Oakville grocery store

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UPDATE: On August 9, 2017 investigators, with the assistance of the public identified the suspect responsible for the assault at the No Frills grocery store. A 77 year old female resident of Oakville has been identified as person responsible for the assault and was cautioned for the incident due to her diminished capabilities.  There were no injuries to the victim as a result of this incident.

The Halton Regional Police would like to thank residents and media partners for their assistance in identifying the person responsible.

ORIGINAL POST:

The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance to identify a woman who allegedly assaulted an 8 year-old child.

On August 8, 2017 at 11:10 a.m., a mother was shopping with four children at the No Frills grocery store located at 125 Cross Avenue in Oakville, when an unknown woman slapped (the mother’s) 8 year-old daughter.  The mother confronted the unknown woman who promptly fled the store.

The unknown woman is described as approximately 70 years old, white, with brown, shoulder-length hair. She was wearing a white t-shirt and black pants.

Photos of the unknown woman are attached.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or a similar event is asked to contact the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Detective Sergeant Paul Foley, at 905-825-4747 ext. 2215.