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article imageToronto police ask for help with two break-and-enter cases Special

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By KJ Mullins     Feb 8, 2012 in Crime
Toronto - On February 6 someone slashed the screen of a window in two separate ground floor apartments in the Sheppard Avenue and Yonge Street area of Toronto. What stopped the man in both cases was a young girl screaming.
The first case took place at 10:30 p.m. The man is said to have been able to reach through the window with his hand before a girl, 11, inside the apartment screamed. At midnight another incident took place in the same area with the suspect reaching into the apartment with his hand. At the second location a girl, 16, screamed causing the man to flee.
Constable Tony Vella said that in both cases the man is described as being in his 20s or 30s with dark hair. He was seen fleeing the scenes wearing a dark trench coat.
"We need to catch this guy," Vella stressed adding that it is unclear of what could have happened if the girls had not screamed.
Vella said that it's important to secure your residence in an effort to prevent crime. This includes locking windows and if you have a security system enabling it.
Vella also said that on February 7 a young boy was almost abducted near 961 College Street when a man grabbed the child's wrists. It is alleged that the boy, 10, was grabbed and the suspect attempted to pull him out of the area. The boy screamed and was able to escape.
The man is said to be a 6', white with blond sideburns. He is said to have a skull tattoo on his right cheek and smokes cigarettes. He was wearing a blue and white baseball cap, a red jacket, camouflage cargo pants and brown sandals.
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