(ONTARIO) – Overnight, the Ontario Provincial Police on behalf of the Toronto Police Service have issued an Amber Alert regarding a teenaged boy who was said to have been abducted.
Around midnight the alert was issued and details regarding his unknown abductors were broadcasted.
The Toronto Police Service say that Shammah Jolayemi was reported missing to them by a parent around 5:30 pm on Wednesday. He was last seen in the Jane Street and Driftwood avenue area.
During the day, his parents believed that the boy had went to school but later learned he did not make it there which sparked the missing person report.
The boys parents believe that he has been abducted. Toronto Police have confirmed evidence that the boy was observed screaming “Help me, help me” around 8:26 am on Wednesday. Police say that Jolayemi was abducted by two men that had banadanas and jackets.
The two suspects are believed to be 18 and 22 years old. At this time, police are unsure what the motive for the abduction is.
Toronto Police describe Jolayemi as:
- Between five-foot eleven-inches and six-foot tall.
- Slim build.
- Short, dark, brown hair.
The last time he was seen, he was noted as wearing a grey hooded sweater, grey track pants with a thin orange stripe, a shiny and puffy black winter coat and black-and-yellow Air Jordan shoes.
Further, Toronto Police have a vehicle of interest that they would like the public to be aware of. A black Jeep Wrangler that has oversized front tires, a front push car and round fog lights attached to the bar.
Police are seeking to speak with Jolayemi’s step-brother who they believe may have helpful information regarding the whereabouts of the missing boy. He is not considered a suspect at this point, according to police.
Police have a message for the two suspects who abducted the boy “To the two people who took this 14-year-old, we are asking them if they are seeing this to release (Jolayemi) to a place of safety where he can be returned to his family.”
Anyone who sees the missing boy is urged to dial 911 immediately and report it to the police.
This is a developing story that will be updated as further information is made available.