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AMBER ALERT issued for 14-year-old Toronto boy police say was abducted


TORONTO, March 5, 2020 – An Amber Alert has been issued by Toronto Police in the search for a 14-year-old boy, whom police confirm was last seen screaming for help before being pushed into a black Jeep Wrangler by two men on Wednesday morning at 8:26 am in the Jane and Driftwood area of North York.

The family called police about 5:30pm yesterday when the boy did not return home from school.

The missing boy is between 5’11’ and 6′ tall, slim with short dark brown hair, wearing a grey hoodie, grey track pants with a thin orange stripe as well as a shiny black puffy coat and black and yellow Air Jordan shoes.

CityNews reported that Toronto police say the abduction of the boy is retribution for an unpaid drug debt owed by his stepbrother, and Supt. Steven Watt says the deal dates back to the summer of 2019 and involves 100 kg of cocaine with an approximate value of $4-million.

Screen capture from CP24 shows the dark Jeep Wrangler allegedly used to abduct 14-year-old Shammah Jolayemi.

The suspects are both male and they were seen forcing the boy into a black Jeep Wrangler, according to Toronto Police Senior Duty Officer Jim Gotell. The Jeep has oversized tires, tinted windows, a front-mounted brush bar with bright round fog lights.

The vehicle has since been found burned-out near the Forks of the Credit in Caledon, about 45 minutes to an hour northwest of Toronto.

Officer Gotell said witnesses told police that the boy was screaming “help me, help me” before being pushed into the Jeep by two males who then drove away.

Gotell also said “This is not a parental abduction,” Gotell said. “We don’t believe this was a joke or any type of prank.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact police. Police are “extremely concerned” for the boy’s safety and all available officers are out looking for him.

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