Lou Vangen and his girlfriend were leaving his car in an underground parking lot about 18 hours. when four masked men threw him and grabbed him, police said. One of the men carried a gun, and when Lou tried to resist, the man shocked him with it. Luc's friend was unharmed. Police officers released
from the police showed men dressed in voluminous black jackets with face-faced persons who grabbed Lou and put it in a black minivan with stolen plates that were later found abandoned in nearby Toronto.
"We are very concerned about the safety of (Lu)," a police spokesman said on Monday. "This incident is associated with a significant level of violence … it was taken against his will, he was shocked and forced to enter this van." The spokeswoman thanked the public for tips leading to the location of the van and encouraged people to be alert to Lou and the four suspects, pictures and descriptions of which were released by the police.
"We know someone knows who these suspects are," he said. "If you know anything about these people, please contact the York police. According to the CNN CBC correspondent, Lu's family is on its way to the Greater Toronto area of China. The Chinese Consulate in Toronto also works with the police on the case and communicates with the relatives of Lou.
Little information about Lou or the potential motivation behind the kidnapping was released. The CBC reported that in 201
7 at least three Chinese foreign students were being attacked by scammers trying to withdraw money from their families in China.
CTV News, a CNN affiliate, said that Lou had driven expensive luxury cars, including Lamborghini and Rolls Royce. The garage he parked his car was supposed to be available to residents only, requiring FOB to enter, a fact that is very concerned about his neighbors, CTV reported.