Toronto police continue to search for a 14-year-old boy, Shammah Jolayemi, after sending an Amber Alert just after midnight on Thursday.
ABDUCTION **Extremely concerned for his safety**— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) March 5, 2020
Jane St & Driftwood Ave
Shammah Jolayemi, 14, seen Wed. Mar. 4, 2020 @ 8:25 am, 5'11"-6', slim build, short drk brwn hair, gry hoody, gry trackpants w/ thin orange stripe, shinny blk coat, blk & yellow air Jordans, #GO460088
Officials have said that they are “extremely concerned for his safety,” after he went missing from the Jane St. and Driftwood Ave. area of the city on Wednesday at 8:25 a.m.
“A 14-year-old boy was observed to be screaming, ‘Help me! Help me!’ and to be forced into a black Jeep Wrangler by two males,” Insp. Jim Gotell said in a news conference.
Ontario Amber Alert in effect. ^jt pic.twitter.com/zWYOGKWnEc— AMBER Alert Ontario (@AMBERAlertONT) March 5, 2020
Several news outlets have also reported that multiple members of the Newtonbrook Secondary School are on “home assignment” after the boy’s parents were only notified after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday that their son did not show up at school. Yahoo Canada has reached out to the Toronto District School Board for confirmation.
Jolayemi is believed to about six-feet tall, slim build, with short dark brown hair. He was last seen wearing a grey hoody, grey trackpants with a thin orange stripe, a shinny black coat and black & yellow Air Jordan sneakers.
“We do believe that the person being forced into that vehicle is the 14-year-old that is currently missing. We do believe that he has been abducted, and we are asking for the assistance of the public,” Gotell said.
**UPDATE**a vehicle of interest was observed where the boy was last seen. Vehicle possibly a blk Jeep Wrangler w/ oversized front tires & front push bar w/ round fog lights. Police looking to speak w/ abducted boy's step brother Olalekan Osikoya in regards to this matter.— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) March 5, 2020
**UPDATE** ABDUCTION - images of vehicle of interest pic.twitter.com/5zE53qsVIX— Toronto Police Operations (@TPSOperations) March 5, 2020
Police are on the hunt for two male suspects who are between 18 and 22 years old. They were last seen wearing black jackets and bandanas. Officials are also looking for a black Jeep with oversized front tires and a front push bar with round fog lights.
If you have any information call police, or Crime Stoppers at 222-TIPS.