Police are currently in search of three suspects who allegedly kidnapped and robbed a Toronto man who believed he was being picked up by a car he had ordered through a ride-sharing app. The crimes occurred around 9:35 PM on February 8th, according to police. The men were driving a black, four-door sedan, and pulled up to the man in the Yonge-Sheppard area. Toronto Police released the details in a news alert on Tuesday just before noon.
According to the victim of the kidnapping and robbery, he had assumed that the vehicle that pulled up to him was the one he had ordered through the ride-sharing app, so he proceeded to enter the vehicle without hesitation.
From there, the man was allegedly affronted by the three suspects once he was inside the car. The suspects then robbed him of his Canada Goose jacket, an iPhone 10, and his wallet - which had $600-$800 of cash inside - according to police.
The man was then dropped off by the suspects on a nearby street, police allege in their news release about the incident. The three men are wanted by police in a "Robbery/Kidnapping/Forcible Confinement" investigation.
Detailed descriptions of the suspects have not yet been presented to the public by police. The news release states that "all three suspects are described as male blacks". A photo was also released by investigators of the vehicle that is being warranted in connection with the attack.
The following is a photo handout provided by Toronto Police of the sedan in question:
Anyone who can offer information regarding this case is urged to contact police at 416-808-3200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477 (TIPS).