Toronto Man Found Beaten and Robbed in Milton
A Toronto man is in hospital after being found beaten and robbed in Milton.
“We are fairly certain this was a targeted attack and that all persons involved with this incident are known to each other,” said Halton police Det. Sgt. Dave Costantini.
The victim, a 30-year-old North York man, was found by a passerby along Lower Base Line, near Hwy. 407, on Oct. 24 at 7:12 a.m.
Police arrived, finding the man with injuries to his face and hands.
The victim identified himself and was immediately uncooperative with police, however, he told them he’d been beaten and robbed of his cell phone.
Paramedics treated the man before transporting him to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
A large portion of Lower Base Line was cordoned off as investigators, forensics, and the canine unit processed the scene.
An “extremely thorough canine track” resulted in numerous articles being located along the road, culvert, and wooded area, say police.
Officers also found a vehicle linked to the victim, which was parked in a driveway a short distance away.
A large open garbage bag was plainly visible, say police, alleging the bag appeared to be stuffed with marijuana plants.
Investigators sealed and seized the vehicle and transported it to a secure facility until they were cleared to search the vehicle and conduct a forensic examination.
The victim was interviewed by criminal investigators and police say he still isn’t cooperating.
At this point in the investigation, police say it’s unclear how the victim wound up in Milton.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact acting Detective Dylan Price at 1 District’s criminal investigations bureau at 905-825-4747 ext. 2422. Tips can be forwarded to Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).
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