|Toronto Police are seeking two men, who are not suspects, but were picked up on security camera footage in the vicinity of a brutal attack in which an elderly woman's nose was severed. (Toronto Police handout)
TORONTO — Toronto Police are appealing for help locating two men who may have information about a brutal attack in which 76-year-old woman's nose was cut off.
Const. Victor Kwong said the men are not suspects, but were picked up on security camera footage in the vicinity of the attack Saturday, which took place at Yonge and Dundas Sts.
"Perhaps they saw something that can help us with the investigation," Kwong said. "They are not suspects, not at all. If you look at the photos, we blurred out their faces because we can't release photos of witnesses."
The footage shows one black man wearing a blue golf shirt, blue pants and dark sneakers, exiting an elevator area close to where the attack took place. The footage also shows another black man clad in a bright orange shirt and dark pants leaving that area and then walking a short time later down an alley on the Ryerson University campus.
"We have no idea who they are or what their involvement is, if any," Kwong said. "We're hoping to get more people calling in."
On Saturday, the senior was attacked by an unknown male described as being between the ages of 40-60 and the height of 5-foot-6 and 5-foot-8.
He approached her as she exited an elevator from Dundas Square and severed her nose with an unknown bladed weapon.
He then fled the area.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-5100 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477).