Armed Kidnapping In Markham
York Regional Police is seeking public assistance to locate 22-year-old Wanzhen LU who was kidnapped from an underground parking garage in the City of Markham.
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, shortly before 6 p.m., the victim and his friend were in an underground parking garage at a condominium building located at 15 Water Walk Drive, which is in the area of Highway 7 and Birchmount Road. The victim was approached by three masked men, one of whom was armed with a conductive energy weapon. The victim was resisting and was shocked by the suspects. The suspects forced the victim into the van and fled.
Police are concerned for the well being of the victim and are releasing images of him that were taken today as this was the clothing he was wearing when he was kidnapped.
Thanks to members of the public and media, York Regional Police have recovered the vehicle involved in the kidnapping of 22-year-old Wanzhen LU. Investigators continue to appeal to the public for any information on his whereabouts.
Overnight on Sunday, March 24, 2019, investigators received tips from the public that led them to a location in the City of Toronto where the vehicle used in the kidnapping was located. The vehicle was not occupied at the time. Investigators will not be releasing further details on where the vehicle was located. Police continue to be concerned for the well-being of the victim. The suspects are advised to seek legal counsel and contact police.
YRP is urging the public to shift for their focus to assisting them with identifying the suspects
- Wanzhen LU
- Male, Asian
- 22 years
- Wears glasses
- Last seen wearing a black hoodie, black jeans with white running shoes
- Male, wearing a mask, blue pants, black jacket,
- Male, dark skin
- Wearing black Canada Goose jacket
- Male, dark skin
- 6’2”, heavier build
- Wearing dark blue jeans with a black jacket
- Green/yellow jacket with a hood
Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police Major Crimes Bureau immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7865. If you spot the suspects do not approach them, call 9-1-1 immediately.