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Police hope person of interest can help Newmarket sex assault case

Irene Preklet, 680News

Last Updated Oct 15, 2015 at 2:24 pm EDT

Police are looking to speak with this person of interest as they investigate five sexual assaults in Newmarket. YOUTUBE

York regional police continue to investigate five sexual assaults that happened near Upper Canada Mall in Newmarket since August.

Police have released a second surveillance video and are hoping someone recognizes the person of interest.

Watch the video below, or click here for a mobile-friendly link.

“We know they were in the area at the time, and we would basically want to speak to them and have a conversation and determine what were you [doing] in the area. Did you see, did you hear anything,” Const. Laura Nicolle told 680 NEWS.

Since Aug. 18, there have been five similar sexual assaults near Upper Canada Mall, the latest one happened this past Tuesday.

Police say no tip is too small.

“We’ve received tips through a number of different means – people taking pictures, people calling in saying I think I know who this person is. It just helps us to narrow it down,” Nicolle said.

The suspect is described as male, white, 20 to 25 years old, around five-feet five-inches tall, 125 to 130 pounds and with a thin build. At the time, he was wearing a hoodie with the hood up and pants.

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