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Police seek man who allegedly threw 87-year-old woman to the ground in North York robbery

Police released this photo of a suspected wanted in connection with a robbery near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West on Feb. 7. .
Police released this photo of a suspected wanted in connection with a robbery near Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West on Feb. 7. . Handout / Toronto Police

Toronto police say they are searching for a man who allegedly threw an 87-year-old woman to the ground from her walker during a robbery in North York.

Police said they were called to the area of Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West around 2 p.m. on Feb. 7 for reports of a robbery.

Investigators said an elderly woman entered the lobby of an apartment building when she was approached by an unknown man.

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Police allege the man then threw the woman onto the ground and robbed her of personal items — including memorabilia from her late husband — before fleeing the area.

Officers previously released photos of a suspect wanted in connection with the incident and released additional photos on Sunday in the hope that someone would come forward with information.

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He’s described as being tall with a heavy build. Police said he was wearing oval-shaped glasses, a Northface winter jacket, a grey Jordan baseball cap, a two-tone dark and light coloured scarf covering his face, dark pants, white gloves, and black and white running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

Investigators also released this image of the suspect.
Investigators also released this image of the suspect. Handout / Toronto Police
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