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Arrest made in case of missing Hamilton man

A 27-year-old Toronto man has been charged in the disappearance of Timothy Bosma, a Hamilton man who went missing on Monday while trying to sell his pickup truck.

At a news conference on Saturday afternoon, police said they had arrested Dellen Millard while he was driving on Cawthra Road in Mississauga, and he has been charged with forcible confinement and theft over $5,000. Of the two suspects police had described, Millard is the one with the “Ambition” tattoo on his wrist.

Bosma, 32, is still missing.

“Tim Bosma has not been located and our greatest priority is the welfare and locating of Tim Bosma,” said Supt. Dan Kinsella.

“Anyone who knows where Tim is, please help us to return Tim. For those responsible, turn yourself in.”

Kinsella said the OPP, Brantford and Toronto police and the Canadian Border Services Agency are helping with investigation.

On Friday, officers said they’d found Bosma’s cellphone in Brantford and said his truck had also been seen in the city around 10:10 p.m. Monday.

Bosma’s wife Sharlene said two men — who had told Bosma they were from the Toronto area — had come to the family’s house about one hour before the Brantford sighting to look at the 2007 Dodge Ram advertised for sale on Kijiji and Auto Trader.

Bosma had gone for a test drive with them and never came back.

Police said after analyzing one of the men’s cellphone records, they learned the pair may have test driven a similar truck in Etobicoke on Sunday. The owner of that truck was not hurt.

One suspect is still at large. He is described as white, five-foot-nine to five-foot-10, 170-180 pounds, in his mid-20s, with dark hair. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

Bosma’s Dodge Ram is black with the Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.

Due to the overwhelming response to the case, police have set up a dedicated tip line at 905-546-2100. People with information can also call Crime Stoppers at 905-222-TIPS (8477).