YORK REGIONAL POLICE
Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Crimes Bureau have arrested and charged a third man involved in the March 23, 2019 armed kidnapping of a 22-year-old man from Markham.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, investigators executed a search warrant at a residence in the Township of Clearview and arrested the occupant of the home for his involvement in the kidnapping of a 22-year-old man from Markham.
Investigators will not be releasing further details of his involvement at this time. He appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket for a bail hearing on Friday, April 26, 2019, and has been held in custody with a next court appearance scheduled for April 29, 2019.
- Nathan Plater, 22, Township of Clearview
- Forcible Confinement
- Possession of a Prohibited Firearm
A Canada-wide arrest warrant remains in effect for a 28-year-old man from the City of Toronto.
- Muzamil Addow, 28, City of Toronto
- Assault With a Weapon
- Fail to Comply With Recognizance x3
Abdullahi Adan has been held in custody and will be appearing again before the Ontario Court of Justice in Newmarket on May 17, 2019. Hashim ABDULLAHI, 33, of the City of Brampton, has been held in custody and will be appearing in court on May 16, 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.
The investigation is ongoing. York Regional Police continue to dedicate significant resources to find 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.