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Toronto police trying to identify man wanted after 2 sex assaults

Toronto police are trying to identify a man who is wanted in connection with two reported sex assaults in the city this week.

Police said that shortly before noon on Monday, officers received a call about a sexual assault in the Shaw Street and King Street West area.

A man reportedly approached a victim from behind and committed a sexual assault before fleeing north on Shaw Street, police said.

Then on Tuesday, shortly before 10 p.m., police were called about a sexual assault in the Brunswick and Sussex avenues area.

A man approached a victim from the side, sexually assaulted the person, then fled towards Spadina Avenue, police said.

Investigators believe that the same man is responsible for both alleged incidents.

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He was described as 20 to 35 years old, five feet 10 inches to six feet tall, with a thin build and short curly hair.

Police said that in the first incident, he was wearing a black vest, black pants and black Nike shoes with a white sole.

In the second instance, he was wearing a grey T-shirt sweater with a white T-shirt underneath, black pants and black shoes, police said.

Anyone with information can contact police or Crime Stoppers anonymously.

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