Toronto police say a suspect who shot a TTC fare collector in the neck five years ago had held up the same subway station twice in the months leading up to the attack.
Staff Insp. Mike Earl says no other similar robberies were committed after the shooting, which took place at Dupont subway station on the evening of Feb. 26, 2012.
Earl says the case is “very unusual” and all investigative leads have now dried up.
Police are asking for help in identifying the suspect, who is described as a heavyset white man or woman in their 30s and likely left-handed.
TTC spokesman Brad Ross says the fare collector, who survived the shooting, is still on disability leave after experiencing “medical issues” during recovery.
He says that in the wake of the attack, the transit agency took several steps to protect the safety of its employees, including installing better bullet-proof glass at collection booths and reducing the amount of cash held on site in an effort to discourage robberies.
A $25,000 reward offered to anyone with information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the case has yet to be claimed.
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