Police searching for a man who sexually assaulted and robbed a woman in North York

Toronto police hope to identify a man wanted in a sexual assault investigation that happened in North York.

A woman told police she was walking in the Wilson Avenue and Avenue Road area around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday when she was atacked from behind and sexually assaulted.

The woman fought off the man who stole a small amount of  money and ran north.

He is described as white with a medium build, approaximately 5'7"-5'8" and has a beard.  He was wearing a toque, dark jeans, dark jacket with a hood and dark running shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7474, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com