UPDATE: Victim of Armed Kidnapping Located and Hospitalized


Published March 27, 2019 at 3:39 am


The victim of an armed kidnapping in Markham was recently located, York Regional Police report.

Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, the victim, 22 year old Wanzhen Lu, and his friend were in an underground parking garage at a condominium building at 15 Water Walk Drive.

“Three men, one of whom was armed with a conductive energy weapon, exited a van and grabbed the victim. The victim was resisting and was shocked by the suspects,” police say.

The suspects forced the victim into the van and fled the scene.

On March 25, police reported that the vehicle was located in Toronto thanks to tips from the public.

Lu was located shortly before 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening (March 26) in Gravenhurst, Ontario.

With assistance from Ontario Provincial Police, he was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Police are continuing to search for the four suspects involved.

The first suspect was wearing a mask, blue pants, and black jacket. The second suspect, a 6’1 dark-skinned male, was wearing a black Canada Goose jacket. The third suspect, a 6’2 dark-skinned male with a heavier build, was wearing dark blue jeans with a black jacket. Lastly, the fourth suspect was wearing a green/yellow jacket with a hood.

Anyone with information is asked to call York Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541.

Photos courtesy of York Regional Police

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