Guelph police are trying to track down a suspect after an apparent assault on a youth and her dog.
The incident occurred sometime between 8 and 8:30 Thursday morning near the intersection of Grange and Stevenson Streets.
Investigators say a man approached the youth, grabbed her by the collar of her shirt, and pushed her into a nearby light post.
The man then reportedly punched the dog on the back just below its head.
The suspect fled the area on foot heading east.
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Police say neither the youth or the dog required medical attention
The suspect is described as about 20 years of age, with black or dark brown shoulder-length hair with droopy eyes.
Investigators say he was also unsteady on his feet, and was wearing a hoodie with red and yellow horizontal stripes, a black hood and a small lion logo on the back, and purple shoes.
Anyone with any information on this alleged assault is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.