Toronto Police remind people to double-check license plates and driver identities (Not something you have to do with marked licensed taxi’s)
Toronto police are looking for a man in his 30s who is alleged to have sexually assaulted a young woman after claiming to be her Uber driver.
The woman, 19, got into the man’s white minivan on the evening of April 28 near the intersection of Madison Avenue and Bloor Street West.
Police say the man then drove her to a secluded area in the Mount Pleasant Road and Bloor Street East area and assaulted her.
She was able to fight him off and escape.
Now police are looking for a man with short, unkempt brown hair, light brown skin, with a medium build.
Police also issued a warning to Torontonians who use online taxi services.
“Please confirm the driver’s identity, plate number and type of vehicle from the information through the application before entering the vehicle,” they wrote in a release.