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Police release photos of Markham man's kidnappers

Wanzhen Lu, aged 22, was kidnapped by three men from an underground parking garage on Saturday

10 a.m., Sunday, March 24 update:

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. 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.

Police are concerned for the wellbeing of the victim and have released images of him that were taken the day he was kidnapped, as this was the clothing he was wearing at the time of the incident. Investigators have obtained video surveillance from the underground parking garage and are releasing images of the suspect vehicle and three of the suspects.

Suspect Vehicle:

  • 2008 to 2010 black Dodge Caravan
  • Wheelchair accessible with stickers indicating that
  • No front plate
  • Rear plate: CEAR350
  • Plate is stolen

Suspect 1

  • Male, wearing a mask, blue pants, black jacket,

Suspect 2

  • Male, dark skin
  • 6’1”
  • Wearing black Canada Goose jacket

Suspect 3

  • Male, dark skin
  • 6’2”, heavier build
  • Wearing dark blue jeans with a black jacket

Suspect 4

  • Male
  • Green/yellow jacket with a hood

Anyone with information is asked to contact York Regional Police #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541. If you spot the suspects or the suspect vehicle, do not approach them, call 9-1-1 immediately.