Mississauga man arrested, warrant issued for Brampton man in connection with Wasaga Beach kidnapping

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Published April 14, 2022 at 5:42 pm

Brampton man charged with attempted murder of woman abducted from Wasaga Beach
Police have charged Riyasat Singh, of Mississauga, left, and Harshdeep Binner, of Brampton with attempted murder, attempted kidnapping and other offences after an attack in Richmond Hill in December 2021. (photo from York Regional Police)

A Mississauga man has been arrested and a Brampton man is wanted by police in connection with the kidnapping of Wasaga Beach woman.

York Regional Police say the case goes back to December 21, 2021 when officers answered a call in Richmond Hill that a woman had been attacked in an underground parking garage. The attackers were scared off by a bystander and fled the scene. The woman suffered minor injuries.

Subsequently, the same woman, Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37, was abducted from her Wasaga Beach home.

Police believe the two men suspected in the earlier case may be involved or have information about Hajtamiri’s disappearance.

Hajtamiri was last seen January 12 when she was taken from her home by three men posing as police officers. They fled in a vehicle described as a white, 2016-2022 model Lexus RX SUV.

Yesterday, investigators carried out a warrant and arrested one of the suspects.

Riyasat Singh, 23, of Mississauga is charged with attempted murder, attempted kidnapping, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and mischief under $5,000.

Investigators have now issued a Canada-wide warrant for Harshdeep Binner, 23, of Brampton He is wanted for attempted murder, attempted kidnapping, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and mischief under $5,000.

Anyone with information on the Richmond Hill assault is asked to call the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau designated tip line at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7250

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