York Regional Police say a woman seen on video as part of a Richmond Hill abduction investigation has been found safe and a man is being sought by officers.
“That was priority number one. Obviously now the investigation shifts to the suspect here, who is armed and dangerous.”
Police said a woman rang the doorbell at a home in the area of High Tech Road and Silver Linden Drive at around 2:50 a.m. on Thursday.
A surveillance video from the home shows a man, with what appears to be a handgun, dragging a woman by her hair to a vehicle and driving off.
“I think I’m going to die,” the woman recorded on camera said before she is taken away. The man can be heard in the video threatening to kill the victim.
Police said no one answered the door.
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On Friday, police released video showing a SUV wanted in connection with the investigation.
Pattenden said 27-year-old Toronto resident Jonathan McLennan is wanted by officers for kidnapping- and firearms-related offences. He thanked the community for information called in to officers.
“It was tips from the public that led to the identification, so we’re hopeful that it’s going to be more tips from the public that lead to information on his whereabouts,” Pattenden said.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7241 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.
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