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Toronto police release video footage of violent robbery attempt

Last Updated Nov 23, 2017 at 1:57 pm EDT

Toronto police have released security video of a violent robbery attempt in an underground parking garage.

It happened on Friday night at around 6:30 p.m. at a parking garage in the Bay and College streets area.

(Warning: Some may find the video disturbing)

Police say a 50-year-old woman was walking in the area when she was approached by a man who sprayed her with a substance.

He then tried to snatch her purse, throwing the woman to the ground when she resisted.

A struggle ensued as the man violently tugged at the woman’s purse. Eventually a passerby noticed the assault taking place and intervened, prompting the suspect to flee.

The suspect is described as a brown male between 35 and 45 years old. He was wearing a brown jacket and beige pants.

If you know anything, contact police.