A five-year-old child has been found safe and her father arrested after police say he abducted her from her Markham school Tuesday afternoon.
York Region police Const. Laura Nicole told reporters police were able to act on a tip from a community member who saw the photos distributed by police.
York Region police say Soloman Jaffri, 25, took Jannah Jaffri from Armadale Public School at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday and left in a minivan taxi.
Soloman Jaffri is not supposed to have access to his daughter, police said. This was something the school was not aware of Nicole told reporters on the scene.
“At the point that the father had signed her out, there was no information that the school was aware of that he was not to have access to her,” Nicole said. “So, it appears as though he came and picked up the child, from the school’s standpoint, legitimately.”
York Region District School Board spokesperson Licinio Miguelo said the school “followed appropriate protocols” and was unaware the father was not supposed to have access to the child.
Update: Missing Child has been located safe. Father has been arrested. Will post details when they are released.
Update: Cab with Soloman Jaffri and his daughter Jannah was seen leaving the school at 2 pm. They drove to Markham and Denison 2 km away. They were dropped off and left again in a different vehicle.
York Regional Police have issued an Amber Alert after a 5-year-old girl was abducted from her school in Markham.
The Amber Alert was issued shortly before 5 p.m. on Tuesday after Jannah Jaffri was last seen Armadale Public School getting into a mini-van taxi. Police said her father, Soloman Jaffri, is allegedly responsible for the abduction.
Jannah is described as female, five years old, brown skin, 4’0″ feet tall, light brown shoulder-length hair, and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater, a white tank top, grey leggings, navy blue coat and carrying a sparkly white unicorn backpack.
Solomani is described as being 6’1″ tall, with an average build, short brown hair, and a tattoo of Jannah on his right arm. He was last seen wearing navy blue dress coat and black cargo pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911.
Update: PC Laura Nicolle – Media Relations Officer is heading to Armadale PS, 11 Coppard Ave in Markham, to provide media updates. There will be no updates until she arrives at the school.
York Regional Police say they’re looking for a five-year-old girl who is believed to have been taken by her father from a Markham school.
Police said in a statement that officers were called to Armadale Public School on Coppard Avenue at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
“School staff called to report that five-year-old Jannah Jaffri was abducted from her classroom by her father Soloman Jaffri, who is not supposed to have access to the child,” the statement said.
Police said they were last seen getting into a van taxi.
Jannah is described as being about four feet tall and having light brown, shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink sweater, white tank top, grey leggings, navy blue coat and carrying a sparkly white unicorn backpack.
Soloman, who is 25 years old, is described as being about six-foot-one and having an average build and short brown hair. Police said he has a tattoo with the word “Jannah.” He was last seen wearing a navy blue dress coat and black cargo pants.
Anyone with information is asked to call police immediately at 1-866-876-5423 ext. 7008.