Police are searching for a man who forcibly held and beat four young people while threatening them with a machete after they met him in response to a Kijiji ad.

Police said an 18-year-old man, along with three friends, went to meet another man in the Jane Street and Grandravine Drive area about a car for sale on the website Kijiji on Monday, July 14.

It is alleged that the four met the man in an underground garage and were shown the car before being surrounded by a group of men who appeared quite suddenly.

Someone produced a gun and the four were robbed of all their belongings, stripped and beaten.

During that time they were also forcibly held, beaten with rocks and threatened with a machete.

The men forced the victims to call their friends and family to raise money in order to let them go, but the victims were able to make their escape four hours later and call police.

Alhaji Kabba, 18, of Toronto is wanted for: 

  • Robbery with a Firearm 
  • Forcible Confinement 
  • Extortion 
  • Assault with a Weapon 
  • Aggravated Assault 
  • Fail to Comply Recognizance 

He is described as black, 6-1", 180 lbs., with black hair and brown eyes. His photograph has been released and is shown above.

Police are urging the public to call 911 if they see him and not to approach the man as he is considered armed and dangerous.