UPDATE: Police Release Photos of Armed Kidnapping Suspects
York Regional Police are asking all residents for help in locating 22 year old Wanzhen Lu, the victim of an armed kidnapping.
Shortly before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, the victim and his friend were in an underground parking garage at a condominium building at 15 Water Walk Drive, in the area of Highway 7 and Birchmount Road in Markham.
"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," police say.
The suspects forced the victim into the van and fled the scene.
The vehicle is described as a 2008 to 2010 black Dodge Caravan, wheelchair accessible (with stickers indicating that), no front plate, and a stolen rear plate with licence plate number CEAR350.
Video surveillance showed the male suspects at the time of the incident.
The first suspect was wearing a mask, blue pants, and black jacket. The second suspect, a 6'1 dark-skinned male, was wearing a black Canada Goose jacket. The third suspect, a 6'2 dark-skinned male with a heavier build, was wearing dark blue jeans with a black jacket. Lastly, the fourth suspect was wearing a green/yellow jacket with a hood.
The following photos of the victim were taken on the day of the kidnapping and show the clothes he was wearing:
Anyone with information is asked to call York Police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541.
Photos courtesy of York Regional Police
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