Toronto police are continuing to hunt for the suspects in two separate knifepoint sex assaults.

The most recent attack happened on Monday night, when a 16-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on Broadview Avenue near Mortimer Avenue, north of the Danforth.

Police said the 9 p.m. assault was particularly violent. The attacker asked the teen for a light to help him find something and then pulled her into an alleyway.

Investigators from the Sex Crimes Unit are looking for a suspect described as white, about six feet tall, about 40 years old with facial stubble. Police say he was wearing black track pants and a button-up shirt.

The young woman was taken to hospital after she called an ambulance from a neighbourhood convenience store. There’s no word on the extent of her injuries.

In a letter to parents, the principal of nearby Jackman Avenue Junior Public School advised students and parents to be aware and alert at all times.

She also provided tips for parents on how to street proof their children.

Resident Natha Phitchayaroek said the sex assault occurred in the alley behind her home and that she was going to carry pepper spray to protect herself particularly since she walks her dog at night.

Meanwhile, police released security camera images on Tuesday of another suspect who attacked two women at a home in the Lawrence Avenue and Avenue Road area earlier the same day.

Authorities say the man posing as a newspaper salesman forced his way inside the house and sexually assaulted two women at knifepoint on Monday morning.

The attack happened around 10 a.m.

Police say the attacker — who was captured on security video and wasn’t known to the victims — suffered a knife wound to the upper body during the struggle. He remains at large.