Toronto man allegedly kidnapped and held victim hostage

Oct 2 2019, 7:43 am

Toronto police have requested the public’s assistance locating a man who is wanted for allegedly kidnapping, assaulting, and robbing a male victim in downtown Toronto this summer.

On Wednesday, July 10, police say they responded to a call for a kidnapping in the area of Bay Street and Gerrard Street West.

Police say the suspect allegedly kidnapped, assaulted, and held a male victim hostage. During this time, the victim was forced to turn over his credit card with the PIN number and purchases were then made on the credit card.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact authorities at 416-808-5200, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or online.

Editor’s Note: At the time of publication, Toronto Police released the name and photo of a man, and police say the man is no longer a suspect in connection with the investigation. 

Ainsley SmithAinsley Smith

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