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Police: Toronto boy located after Amber Alert issued

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Posted at 3:35 AM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-06 00:10:38-05

TORONTO (CP)/(WKBW) — UPDATE: Toronto police say a 14-year-old boy who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been found safe after he was allegedly abducted on his way to school.

In a tweet Thursday night, police say the teen was taken to hospital for a medical checkup.

Police have alleged he was abducted Wednesday morning as retribution for a massive "cocaine heist" executed by his stepbrother.

Investigators say the teen has no connection to the criminal lifestyle.

They did not say if there have been any arrests.

Authorities say more information about the case will be provided at a news conference Friday morning.

Original: An Amber Alert has been issued for a 14-year-old boy who Toronto police say was abducted in the northwestern part of the city.

Police say they are "extremely concerned" for the safety of Shammah Jolayemi.

They say the teen was last seen Wednesday at 8:25 a.m. in the area of Jane Street and Driftwood Avenue.

Police say they do not know who abducted him.

Investigators say a black Jeep Wrangler with oversize front tires and a front push bar with round fog lights was seen in the area where the boy was believed to be abducted.

Shammah is described as about six feet tall, with a slim build and was wearing a grey hoody, grey track pants with a thin orange stripe, shiny black puffy coat, and black and yellow Air Jordan shoes.