Hamilton Police released more information Friday on Tim Bosma, an Ancaster, Ont., man who disappeared after giving two strangers a test drive with his truck.
The police gave a more detailed description of the two men believed to have taken the test drive and revealed that the men may have taken a second test drive with a man in the Toronto suburb of Etobicoke. He was not harmed. The full police press conference can be seen above.
From the police press release:
This description of the two males matched the description provided by Mrs. Bosma. As well the vehicle owner from Toronto was able to add a description of the first male.
1) male white, 6’1” to 6’2”, 170 to 180 lbs, mid 20’s, light to medium short brown hair, unshaven, wearing blue jeans, long sleeve orange shirt and running shoes. The male had several tattoos on his arms. On one of his wrists where a person wears a watch was the word, “Ambition.” There was a box tattooed, framing the outside of the word. Police have researched this tattoo which is not uncommon but the location of it is unique. This male has not been identified as yet.
2) male white, 5’9” to 5’10” , small to medium build, early to mid 20’s, dark hair, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt with hood up over his head.
3) These males were last seen in Mr. Bosma’s vehicle described as a 2007 Dodge Ram pick up black in colour, Ontario licence plate 726 7ZW.
Police say they have also recovered a cellphone belonging to Bosma.
The homicide squad has now taken over the investigation, according to the Toronto Star.
Earlier in the week, Bosma's wife, Sharlene, issued an emotional plea for her husband's safe return.
"It was just a truck. It is just a truck. You don’t need him. But I do. And our daughter needs her daddy back," Sharlene said at a press conference Thursday. "Tim is my husband. He is my partner and my best friend. He is the love of my life and the father of my child."
Her full statement is available on the Hamilton Police Department site.
Police are appealing to the public for any information on Bosma or the two men described. The police tip line can be reached at 905 546-2100.