Police Are Sweeping Through North York As Shammah Jolayemi Remains Missing

Police are patrolling the Jane St. and Driftwood area.
Toronto Staff Writer
Amber Alert Has Police Sweeping Through North York Neighbourhoods

Toronto police are now patrolling the neighbourhood where 14-year-old Shammah Jolayemi was abducted. Officers are going door to door as part of their investigation of the Amber Alert that was released earlier this morning and are leaving notices on homes asking residents to call them immediately. Videos of groups of police officers walking around the area have been shared on Twitter.

Toronto Police have confirmed to Narcity that they are continuing to search the area as their investigation continues. 

"This is an active and on-going investigation. Police are following the evidence where ever it may lead," Media Relations Officer Jenifferjit Sidhu told Narcity.  

Global News reported that police teams are canvassing buildings near the intersection of Jane Street and Driftwood in an attempt to locate security footage of the abduction.

Notes from the Toronto Police Service are being left behind on doors where nobody is home, according to Tammie Sutherland from CityNews. 

These notes read, "Important Notice (You were not at home) We have been canvassing in your neighbour concerning a recent police investigation. We have been unable to contact you. When you receive this, please contact 31 Division, Criminal Investigation Bureau."

CityNews reporter Erica Natividad states that even mounties are being spotted on the scene as the search for the 14-year-old boy continues.

Jolayemi reportedly screamed for help as he was forced into a black jeep in the area.

Police are describing the vehicle as a black Jeep with oversized tires, a front-mounted brush bar, and round fog lights. 

Jolayemi was last seen in North York on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 8:25 a.m.

However, Toronto police didn’t issue an Amber Alert for the 14-year-old until midnight on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

Police have reportedly spoken to all members of Jolayemi’s family except for his stepbrother Olalekan Osikoya, who investigators suspect might know why the boy was taken.

Police also stated in a news release that they do not believe the abduction is a stunt or the result of a custody dispute.

Jolayemi was last seen wearing a grey hoodie, grey track pants with an orange stripe on them, a black puffy winter coat and black and yellow Air Jordan shoes

Anyone with any further information about the case is being asked to call 416-808-3100 or Crime Stoppers at 416-222-8477.

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