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Photos released of 'violent' kidnapping suspects in Markham

Last Updated Mar 24, 2019 at 12:45 pm EDT

Three of four suspects that were captured on surveillance footage in the armed kidnapping of 22-year-old Wanzhen Lu. HANDOUT/York Regional Police.

York police have released photos of the alleged armed kidnapping suspects and the vehicle used in the incident.

Wanzhen Lu, 22, was taken from an the underground parking garage of a condominium building at 15 Water Walk Drive, in the area of Highway 7 and Birchmount Road, around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Lu is Chinese student studying in Canada and lived in the condo building where he was taken. York police have been in touch with his family from China and the Chinese consulate.

Three masked men, one armed with a Taser-like weapon, approached Lu and forced him into the van, police said. The victim was shocked several times with the taser.  A fourth suspect stayed in the van.

His girlfriend, who was with him at the time, was not harmed and immediately alerted condo security after the incident, who then called police.

The van is described as a 2008 to 2010 black Dodge Caravan with no front license plate. The license plate on the back of the van is CEAR350. The Ontario plate was stolen from Peel Region on March 11.

Police say the license plate may have been removed since the incident.

The van believed to be involved in the kidnapping of 22-year-old Wanzhen Lu. HANDOUT/York Regional Police.

The first suspect was a male wearing a mask, blue pants and a black jacket. Another is described as a dark-skinned male, around six foot one inch wearing a black Canada goose jacket.

The third suspect was wearing dark blue jeans with a jacket and is described as a dark-skinned male with a heavier build, around six foot two inches. The last suspect was wearing a green and yellow jacket with a hood.

Lu was last seen wearing glasses, a black hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and white running shoes. The photo below was taken on Saturday.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

The clothes Wanzhen Lu, 22, was last seen in before being kidnapped from a parking garage at 15 Water Walk Drive in Markham on March 23, 2019. YORK REGIONAL POLICE/Handout