Suspects who abducted a woman in Wasaga Beach, Ont., claimed to be police officers

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Ontario police say Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37, was abducted from a home by three men wearing police gear, but not real police uniforms

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Investigators say three suspects who abducted a woman in Wasaga Beach, Ont., last week were wearing police gear and claimed to have a warrant to arrest her.

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Det.-Insp. Matt Watson says Elnaz Hajtamiri, 37, was abducted from a home on Wednesday night by three men wearing police gear, but not real police uniforms.

They say the suspects claimed to be there to arrest the victim, but when the owner became suspicious and tried to call 911, the trio overpowered the owner and abducted Hajtamiri.

Police say the suspects then fled the house in a vehicle described as a white SUV, believed to be a Lexus RX.

“His family (members) are very concerned for his safety,” he told reporters in Orillia, Ont., on Tuesday.

“The OPP is deploying all available resources to help locate Elnaz. We want to bring her home.

The force has established a hotline dedicated to the case and is asking the public for any information that might help locate Hajtamiri.

Hajtamiri, who also goes by the surname Tamiri, is described as five-foot-three, with a slim build and shoulder-length black hair.

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This report from The Canadian Press was first published on January 18, 2022.

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