Police seek suspect after woman sexually assaulted in Richmond Hill, Ont.

A York Regional Police officer and cruiser. File / Global News

Police are seeking to identify a suspect wanted in connection with a sexual assault investigation in Richmond Hill, Ont.

York Regional Police said on Wednesday, at around 8:45 p.m., a woman in her 20s was walking across a bridge between Nightstar Drive and Weldrick Road when an unknown male suspect approached her.

Officers say the suspect sexually assaulted the woman.

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According to police, the victim began to scream, and the victim fled on foot towards Weldrick Road.

Police are now looking for a man between 20 and 30 years old, standing five-foot-ten in height with a thin build.

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Officers said he has a full beard and was seen wearing a black toque, black pants and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.

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