OPP say suspects posed as police during Wasaga Beach abduction

OPP have created a dedicated tip line (1-833-728-3415) for anyone who has information

Huronia West OPP say three suspects involved in Elnaz Hajtamiri’s abduction were wearing police gear and claimed to have a warrant for her arrest.  

At a Tuesday news conference, OPP announced a dedicated tip line (1-833-728-3415) for anyone who has information regarding the investigation. 

Hajtamiri was taken from her home on Trailwood Place in Wasaga Beach on Wednesday, January 12th

Police say the suspects (three black males) were wearing police gear (but not actual police uniforms), identified themselves as police to the homeowners and claimed they had a warrant for the victim’s arrest. OPP say the homeowner became suspicious and tried to call 9-1-1, the suspects then overpowered him – abducted the victim – and fled in a white Lexus RX. 

Updated photo of the suspect vehicle – image provided by Huronia West OPP

The 37-year-old, Hajtamiri (who also goes by the name Tamiri), is described as 5′ 3″ tall with a slim build and shoulder-length black hair. She may be wearing grey-and-black leggings and a long-sleeved top.   

Police ask members of the public to help share the information and photos of the victim, using the hashtag #BringElnazHome.  

OPP say if anyone has information, they can also call the OPP non-emergency number at 1-888-310-1122, or can report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). 

OPP also say if you are concerned about the legitimacy of any interaction with an OPP officer, call the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 to verify their identity. You can also request to see the officer’s badge and police identification. Look for inconsistencies in the officer’s uniform. Uniform police officers wear insignia related to their police service and have strict dress code standards. Some officers and off-duty officers do not wear uniforms, but they should be able to provide you with the name of their service and detachment, badge number and rank without hesitation, and produce their badge and police identification. 

Banner image – provided by Huronia West OPP