Police seek suspect in 2 reported sexual assaults in Barrie’s east end

Barrie police are investigating after two sexual assault incidents were reported in the city's east end. Nick Westoll / File / Global News

Police are investigating two alleged sexual assaults in Barrie.

According to Barrie police, on Jan. 2 at around 6:50 p.m., a woman was walking on a pathway on the north end of Cheltenham Road when they say she was sexually assaulted.

Police say the second incident occurred on Monday at around 3:10 p.m., when a female victim walking on a pathway on Dunsmore Lane they say she was sexually assaulted.

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Officers say they believe the same suspect is responsible for both alleged assaults.

According to police, officers are searching for a man around 20 years old, standing approximately five feet 10 inches tall, with a large build. Officers say he has short, dark hair and is unshaven.

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Police say the investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at 705-725-7025 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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