Family issues plea for help in finding Ancaster man
Published Thursday, May 9, 2013 3:47PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, May 9, 2013 6:33PM EDT
The family of a Hamilton-area man who went missing after taking two men on a test drive in his truck issued an emotional plea for his safe return Thursday.
Timothy Bosma, 32, has been missing since Monday night, when Two men arrived at his home in Ancaster around 9 p.m. to view the 2007 black Dodge Ram pickup Bosma had posted for sale online. Bosma had reportedly arranged to meet the men over the phone.
Bosma’s wife, Sharlene, saw the two men drive off with her husband. He has not been seen since.
On Thursday, Sharlene Bosma begged those responsible for her husband’s disappearance to let him go.
“Please drop him off somewhere or make an anonymous call to police so we can find him,” she said at a news conference. “It’s just a truck. You don’t need him but I do and our daughter needs her daddy back.”
She also asked the public for help.
“If you see Tim or the truck, please call the police or call 911,” she said.
On Wednesday, Hamilton’s Homicide Squad announced they were taking the lead in the investigation, due to the “unusual nature” of the disappearance.
The vehicle was sporting a licence plate 726 7ZW. Bosma was last seen wearing dark blue jeans, work boots and a long sleeve shirt.
Both male suspects are described as white and in their mid-20s. The first suspect is further described as approximately 6-foot-1, unshaven, with light to medium short brown hair and wearing blue jeans, long-sleeve orange shirt and running shoes.
The second suspect is described as approximately 5-foot-10, small to medium build, early to mid-20s, with dark hair and a red sweatshirt pulled over his head.
Family and friends have put posters across the GTA and created a page on Facebook in an effort to find Bosma.
Chris Noordam, Bosma’s brother-in-law, asked the public to report if they see a black Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel with a single rear wheel axel.
“Write down the plate number or the VIN number which can be found on the front driver’s side dash board.”
Police are asking anyone with information to contact (905) 546-4863 or Crime Stoppers.