Tim Bosma search moves to Brantford
Police say missing man's cellphone records show he was called from Etobicoke to set up meeting with two men.
A line of officers moves through field near Powerline Road and Oak Park Road, searching for clues in the disappaearance of Tim Bosma.
Police are expanding a search of industrial areas in Brantford while appealing for video footage from that city after finding the cellphone of missing dad Tim Bosma. In an update Friday, Hamilton investigators said a witness also spotted the 32-year-old's truck passing through Brantford downtown around 10:10 p.m. Monday. That's an hour after Bosma disappeared from his rural Ancaster home in his black Dodge Ram 3500 pickup truck along with two prospective buyers who responded to an online ad. Staff Sergeant Matt Kavanagh appealed for security footage from Brantford between 9:30 and 10:30 p.m., the night of the disappearance, noting police don't know the truck's route through the city. "Check that surveillance footage," he said, urging residents to use a special tip line at 905-546-2100. "This is an important piece of the investigation." Kavanagh also emphasized a new suspect description of a man with the word "ambition" tattooed in a box on his wrist, "where a person would wear a watch." Investigators have spent days searching in the Hamilton area — including descending on the parking lot of Dundurn Castle around 7:30 a.m. Friday to check out a parked black pickup truck that proved unrelated to the case. On the ground in Brantford, police officers were spotted searching near Fen Ridge Court and Oak Park Road. Other officers were seen near the bottom of the embankment off Powerline Road near the Grand River. Brantford police refused to comment Friday, but Hamilton investigators confirmed local police and the OPP are helping search that city. More than 150 officers have been involved in the massive air and ground search so far. Kavanagh also revealed the two suspects scouted another Dodge Ram truck in Etobicoke in an "almost identical scenario" the day before Bosma went missing. Kavanagh said the prospective seller in Etobicoke wasn't hurt but became suspicious of the two men, who claimed to have walked to the truck owner's business in an industrial-area. He said the taller suspect drove while the other suspect sat behind the owner in the passenger seat. "Fortunately for this person, he is a very large individual," Kavanagh said of the Toronto-area seller. "I think he would have overpowered the both of them." Kavanagh said police discovered the May 5 incident after obtaining records of the cellphone used by one of the suspects to contact Bosma. That cellphone was linked to a bogus name and was only active three months, but police determined the phone was used at several sites in Etobicoke. The massive social media response to the case continued Friday, with several people posting about potential video footage. One woman posted on Facebook her west-end Brantford business wanted to submit security footage near Oak Park Road, where police were seen searching Friday. Examples of "Ambition" tattoos also circulated on Twitter and Facebook, although they didn't come from police. Online posters scoured tattoo parlour catalogues in Etobicoke and across the GTA for the unique tattoo. Trying to squeeze a long word on your wrist in that location "is kind of weird," agreed Hamilton tattoo artist William Moncrieff, who hadn't seen such an example before. "To have a box around it is also unique," he said. "But I think the location would stand out just in terms of trying to fit (the tattoo)." - with files from Brant News <iframe width=";