Peel Police issue public safety advisory after several sexual assaults in break and enter incidents in Mississauga

MISSISSAUGA: Peel Regional Police is reminding residents to keep windows and doors closed, and securely locked, after a series of incidents in the Mississauga area.

Between July 23 and September 2, five reported incidents occurred where the suspect either attempted or gained access into residences, and commited indecent acts. In the most recent incident which occurred on Tuesday (September 2) at about 1 a.m., the female victim was sleeping in the main floor bedroom of her residence, located on Forestwood Drive in Mississauga. She was awakened by the sounds of an unknown male who had made his way into the residence. The male began performing an indecent act, after which he then sexually assaulted the victim prior to fleeing on foot.

The suspect is described as male, dark skinned, possibly South Asian, 6’2”, and clean shaven. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark grey sweat pants with a double white stripe down either side. He was also wearing a black scarf partially covering his face.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Special Victims Unit at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3460.  Anonymous information may also be submitted via Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or, or by sending a text message to CRIMES (274637) with the word “PEEL” and then your tip.

Peel Regional Police reminds residents to keep all doors and windows closed and securely locked at all times.  When sleeping, keep curtains and blinds closed.  Ensure hedges and shrubs are trimmed so as not to block a view of the homes points of entry, and make sure the area around your residence is well lit.  Keep a house or cell phone close by, and report any suspicious or unusual activity or incidents to police immediately.