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Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an early morning incident where a victim was found by a passerby beaten and robbed of his cell phone.

At roughly 7:12am on Tuesday October 24th, 2017 Halton Police uniform officers responded to a call of a male being found on the side of the road in the area of Lower Base Line just west of Highway 407. When Police arrived they found the male suffering injuries to his face and hands. The male victim identified himself verbally and was immediately uncooperative with Police. The victim indicated he had been beaten and robbed of his cell phone.

Police learned that the victim was a 30 year old male from North York. The victim suffered from visible injuries to his face and hands. The victim was subsequently transported to Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A large portion of Lower base Line was secured and cordoned off.  Halton Police criminal investigators, forensic services as well as the canine unit attended and processed the scene. As a result of an extremely thorough canine track, a number of articles were located along the stretch of road as well as the culvert and wooded area.

Police also located a vehicle associated to the victim parked in a driveway a short distance away. Inside the vehicle a large open garbage bag was plainly visible. Police could clearly see that the bag appeared to be stuffed with marihuana plants. Investigators sealed and seized the vehicle and transported to a secure facility. Investigators obtained judicial authorization to search the motor vehicle and conduct a forensic examination.

The victim was interviewed by criminal investigators but unfortunately did not wish to cooperate with any investigation. At this point in the investigation it is unclear how the victim found his way to the Milton area. “We are fairly certain this was a targeted attack and that the all persons involved with this incident are known to each other,” said Detective Sergeant Dave Costantini of the One District Criminal Investigations Bureau.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact One District Criminal Investigations Bureau, Acting Detective Dylan Price, at 905-825-4747 ext. 2422. Tips can be forwarded to  Crime Stoppers; “See Something, Hear Something, Say Something” at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), through the web at www.crimestoppers.ca or by texting “Tip201” with your message to 274637 (crimes).