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Couple sought after Home Depot security guard thrown from moving vehicle

Composite sketches of a couple wanted after a Home Depot security guard was assaulted on Sept. 13, 2016. HANDOUT/Toronto Police Service

Toronto police are searching for two suspects after a Home Depot security guard was thrown from a moving vehicle in Etobicoke.

Police say around 11:10 a.m. on Sept. 13, 2016, a couple allegedly stole merchandise from the hardware store on Kipling Avenue near Rexdale Boulevard.

When the security guard approached the man and woman in the parking lot and tried to arrest them, but they became involved in a physical confrontation.

The couple then got into a silver Chrysler Town and Country minivan but when the guard tried to stop them, he was thrown from the moving vehicle.

The guard suffered serious but not life-threatening injuries.

The man is around 45 years old, five-feet-six with a medium build. He was wearing a beige baseball hat, white short-sleeve shirt and beige pants.

The woman is also around 45 years old, five-feet-five with a medium build. She wearing a white baseball hat and black dress.

On Tuesday, police released composite sketches of the two suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).