Police release second surveillance video of Richmond Hill abduction

Aug 24 2018, 3:32 pm

York regional police have released more surveillance footage of a suspect vehicle involved in an alleged abduction of a woman early Thursday morning in Richmond Hill.

The new video shows a dark-coloured, newer-model compact SUV leaving the scene of the incident.


Suspect’s Vehicle/York Regional Police

Investigators are asking anyone who recognizes the vehicle, or the two people in the surveillance footage, to contact them immediately.

According to police, on Thursday, August 23 just before 3 am, a woman is seen ringing the doorbell at a residence in the area of High Tech Road and Silver Linden Drive.

The door was not answered, but video surveillance shows an unknown male suspect, armed with what appears to be a handgun, exiting a vehicle parked out front on the roadway, police say.

The suspect had an altercation with the victim on the front porch of the residence and dragged her back to his vehicle by her hair and drove away.

The male can be heard in the video threatening to kill the victim. The suspect is described as male, with short hair, wearing a hoodie, and possibly armed with a handgun.

Warning: The video may be disturbing to some viewers

Investigators are also appealing to any nearby businesses or residences that may have video surveillance or any drivers who may have been in the area at the time with dashcam footage to please come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-866-876-5423, ext.7241, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips, or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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