22-Year-Old Markham Man Still Missing After Incredibly Violent Armed Kidnapping Last Night
22-year-old Markham man still missing after incredibly violent armed kidnapping as police release photos of the suspects.
According to York Regional Police, a 22-year-old Markham man is still missing after an incredibly violent kidnapping yesterday. Police provided an update on the case this morning, with descriptions of the victim and the four suspects. They have also provided details on the case.
In a press release, police say that the victim, Wanzhen Lu was walking in the parking garage of his Markham condo with a female friend. Three men got out of a van, also parked in the garage and approached Lu. They grabbed him and when he resisted, they shocked him with a taser, which police say one of the suspects was armed with. According to police, they loaded Lu into the van, where a fourth suspect was waiting. This all happened around 6 PM last night, in the parking garage at 15 Water Walk Drive in Markham.
The female who was Lu at the time of the kidnapping was unharmed and immediately alerted the condo's security who called 911. York Regional police, who are now investigating, have since obtained video surveillance from the parking garage. Based on the footage they have seen, they have also been able to release images of the vehicle the suspects were in and also three out of the four suspects. They have also released pictures of the victim.
The victim is Wanzhen Lu. The 22-year-old is male, Asian, and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing black jeans, a black hoodie, and white running shoes.
According to police, the first suspect was male, wearing a mask, blue pants, and a black jacket.
Suspect #2 is male, has dark skin, is 6’1”, and was wearing black Canada Goose jacket.
The third suspect is also male, with dark skin, is 6’2”, heavier build, and was wearing dark blue jeans with a black jacket.
Police don't have a picture of the fourth suspect to release since he stayed in the van during the kidnapping but he is described as male, wearing a green/yellow jacket with a hood.
York Regional Police have also released some images of the van which Lu was thrown into. It's described as 2008 to 2010 black Dodge Caravan. The van also has stickers stating that it's wheelchair accessible.
There is no front plate on the van, but the rear plate reads CEAR 350. Despite this, the plate number can't help police because the plate was stolen.
Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for these people or this van. If you see them police warn not to approach but call 911. Anyone with other information relating to this case is asked to call them immediately at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7541