Local business owner freed after armed abduction
A Toronto police cruiser is pictured. (CP24/Tom Stefanac)
Chris Kitching, cp24.com
Published Wednesday, January 23, 2013 5:20AM EST
Toronto police are looking for four males after a business owner was abducted at gunpoint and driven around before his captors let him go Tuesday night.
Police said the victim was abducted from his business on Westmore Drive, near Finch Avenue West and Highway 27, shortly before 10 p.m.
The gun-wielding suspects forced the man into a vehicle and drove him around for an undisclosed amount of time before they dropped him off near his business.
The suspects then took off in the vehicle, described as a 2008 Mercedes-Benz C250 that is white in colour and has four doors, with Ontario licence BLHT 700.
Police said the group is considered armed and dangerous.
Investigators are urging people who spot the vehicle or the suspects to stay away from them and call 911 immediately.
According to police, the first male is white, in his early 20’s, five-foot-nine and 260 pounds with a heavy build and several tattoos, including a neck tattoo.
The second male is white, six feet tall, 200 pounds and in his mid-20’s.
There are limited descriptions of the third and fourth males. Both were described as black males who were wearing dark clothing.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call police at 416-808-2300 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222 TIPS (8477).
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