Mississauga – Investigators from the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau are seeking the public's assistance after a 53 year-old Mississauga woman was stabbed.
On Sunday, March 9, 2014, shortly before 6:00 a.m., the victim was walking in the area of McLaughlin Road and Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga, when she was approached by an unknown male. Without provocation, the male stabbed the woman in the stomach before walking away. The victim was able to make her way home, where police and paramedics were called. The victim was transported to a local hospital where she underwent surgery for a non-life threatening injury.
The suspect is described as male, black, approximately 5’2” tall, wearing dark clothing with his face covered.
As this was an unprovoked attack, and the suspect and victim are unknown to each other, Peel Police is urging residents in the area of McLaughlin Road and Eglinton Avenue West to be cautious when walking outside. Always be aware of your surroundings, and report any suspicious persons or activity immediately. If you are walking, plan your route, and make someone aware of where you will be travelling and when you plan to arrive at your destination. Walk with a companion if possible, and stay in well-travelled, well-lit areas.
Peel Police is asking anyone with information relating to this incident, or who may have been in the area of McLaughlin Road and Eglinton Avenue, West before 6:00 a.m. on March 9, 2014, to contact the 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at 905-453-2121, ext. 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting http://www.peelcrimestoppers.ca, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.
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