Man assaults bus driver after being told he didn’t have enough for his fare

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Man wanted for Assault on TTC operator, Steeles Avenue West and Yonge Street

The Toronto Police Service requests the public’s assistance locating a man wanted in an Assault investigation.

On Thursday, July 6, 2017, at 5:57 p.m., officers responded to a call for an Assault on board a TTC bus in the Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue West area.

It was reported that:

  • a man got on a bus and deposited a small amount of change as fare
  • the operator advised him the fare was not enough
  • the man began swearing at the bus operator
  • as the man was leaving the bus, he turned and assaulted the operator

The man is described as 30-40 years old, 6’, 160-170 lbs., thin build with a beard. He was wearing a light green t-shirt, green and black pants.

A photograph of him is released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.