Arrest made in kidnapping for ransom investigation: Toronto Police

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The Toronto Police announced Thursday that they have arrested a suspect who was involved in a kidnap for ransom incident.

“On Wednesday, September 8, 2021, members of the Central North District Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of the Emergency Task Force, executed three Criminal Code Search Warrants in Toronto and York Region, locating and taking one suspect into custody,” the Toronto Police said in a statement.

The statement further added that the 25-year-old Jaye Tamodra was arrested in connection with the kidnap for ransom incident which took place on Thursday, June 10, 2021 in Faywood Boulevard and Wilson Avenue.

During the kidnapping, the suspects contacted the victims friends and demanded a ransom, the Toronto Police said, adding that a quantity of cash was paid and the victim was released.

Meanwhile, the Toronto Police said the officers also seized a fully loaded Springfield Armory XD-9 (9mm) semi-automatic handgun with an over capacity magazine, over 50 rounds of ammunition, and approximately $10,000 in cash during the operation which led to the arrest of Tamodra.

According to Toronto Police, the suspect has been charged with Kidnapping for Ransom, Robbery with a Firearm, Forcible Confinement, Two counts of Extortion, Possession of a Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition, Unauthorized Possession of a Prohibited Firearm, Possession of a Firearm Knowing its Possession is Unauthorized, Possession of a Prohibited Device, Possession of Proceeds of Crime, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon, Occupy Motor Vehicle with a Firearm, Possession of a Firearm Obtained by Crime, and Two counts of Careless Storage/Use of a Firearm.

He will attend court virtually at 1000 Finch Avenue West on Thursday, September 9, 2021, 10 a.m., in room 306.

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