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Canada-wide warrant issued for third suspect in Markham kidnapping

Two suspects are already in custody and the third, Muzamil Addow of Toronto, faces a number of charges, including kidnapping and forcible confinement
2019-04-04 wanted Muzamil Addow
Muzamil Addow. Photo provided by York Regional Police

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Crimes Bureau have identified a third suspect involved in the March 23, 2019, armed kidnapping of a 22-year-old man from Markham. A Canada-wide arrest warrant has been issued for a 28-year-old man from the City of Toronto.


  • Muzamil Addow, 28, of the City of Toronto


  • Kidnapping
  • Forcible confinement
  • Assault with a weapon
  • Assault
  • Fail to comply with recognizance x3

Two of the suspects have been charged. Abdullahi Adan has been held in custody and will be appearing again before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on Friday, April 5, 2019, for a bail hearing. Hashim Abdullahi, 33, of the City of Brampton, was held in custody and will be appearing in court on Monday, April 8, 2019.

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.

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

On Tuesday, March 26, 2019, shortly before 9 p.m., the victim was located after he asked for help at a residence on Doe Lake Road in the Town of Gravenhurst. He was suffering from minor injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. He has since been reunited with his family.

This investigation is ongoing. York Regional Police will continue to dedicate significant resources to find the additional suspects, as they are still at large and are considered armed and dangerous.

We strongly recommend that the suspects involved in this kidnapping seek legal counsel and turn themselves in.

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.