Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Mom nabbed in Toronto gang war kidnapping, son Lincoln Richards still on loose: Black Lives Matter BLM
But Lincoln Richards is still on the loose for the abduction and torture of the 17-year-olds.
“Now that his mother has been arrested, hopefully he’ll turn himself in,” Staff-Insp. Mike Earl, who heads up the Holdup Squad, said Tuesday of the suspected Young Buck Killas member.
“His surrender could be sort of a belated Mother’s Day present.”
The violent kidnapping occurred in the wake of a wild April 19 shootout that saw YBKs ambushed by a street gang known as the Queens Drive Crips at a condo on Front St. W. near Blue Jays Way.
Earl alleges YBK members blamed the two boys for tipping off their rivals about a party they were attending at the condo.
The victims were tied to chairs, beaten and forced to play Russian roulette as well as perform sex acts while they were held captive for several days at various homes in the city.
The boys were allegedly only released after their families paid a ransom.
Cops have since arrested two men and a boy for the kidnapping as well as two other men and a boy on gun charges.
But for over two weeks, police been trying to locate Lincoln Richards, an aspiring rapper known as Ranski Gleechie.
They’ve also been searching for his grandmother, mom and sister — all of whom Earl believes were present during a portion of the abduction.
In the aftermath of the kidnapping, Earl said the entire family cleared out of their High Park townhouse where it’s alleged the victims were initially held.
Police have been watching the Swansea Mews location and caught a break Monday afternoon.
Suzette Richards, who is in her early 40s, was arrested at her home. She is charged with kidnapping and forcible confinement.
“We believe she knew what was going on and allowed it to happen in her home,” Earl said.
He said the hunt continues for Lincoln Richards, his grandmother and sister.
Anyone with information regarding their whereabouts should call the Holdup Squad at 416-808-7450 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.