SECURITY BULLETIN: Female community member assaulted outside Absinthe Pub


 TORONTO − A female member of the York community was verbally and physically assaulted outside the Absinthe Pub (Winters College) on York’s Keele campus at approximately 1:35am on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

York Security and Toronto Police Service responded to a report of an incident in which three males verbally attacked the woman outside the pub and then became physically assaultive. The woman, who defended herself and was assisted by the doorman back into the pub, was not injured. However, the suspects fled before York Security and Toronto Police arrived.

York Security is assisting Toronto Police Service (TPS) in the investigation of the incident and is asking anyone who either witnessed the assault or has information about it to contact police.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect #1
East Asian male, brown skin,  24 years of age plus or minus 5 years, 5 4" - 5 6" in height, 141-154 lbs., thin build, straight black hair, black jacket with a hood, and blue jeans.

Suspect #2
South Asian male, brown skin, 24 years of age plus or minus 5 years, 5 4" - 5 5" in height, 130-141 lbs., thin build, brown eyes, black straight hair, black pea coat, and black jeans.

Suspect #3
South Asian male, brown skin, 24 yrs. of age plus or minus 5 years, 6 - 6 1" in height, 160-169 lbs., medium build, brown shoulder-length scraggly hair, black clothing.

Should you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact Toronto Police Service directly at 416.808.2222. York Security responds to all community calls at 416.736.5333

York Community members are reminded to always exercise personal safety by:

  • Being aware of your surroundings and the people around you
  • Report any suspicious persons or behaviour to York Security Services

York University provides the following campus security services:

  • 24/7/365 campus security patrols
  • goSAFE foot patrols
  • Transportation – Campus Shuttle
  • 24/7/365 Monitored CCTV coverage
  • Network of Emergency “Blue Light” Telephones

Please refer to the York Security Website for more information or further updates: