16 and 17 year-old charged in Uber carjacking in Brampton

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Published April 27, 2023 at 7:40 pm

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Two teenagers have been charged after an armed carjacking of an Uber driver in Brampton.

The pair called an Uber through the app on Apr. 27, Peel Regional Police allege, and were picked up near Dixie Rd. and Queen St. near the Brampton City Centre. The pair then directed the driver to a nearby address.

On arrival, police claim, the teens told the driver to get out of the car at knifepoint before driving off. The victim was not physically hurt. The Central Robbery Bureau (CRB) was soon informed and launched an investigation.

They managed to track down the car and arrest two teenage boys, aged  16 and 17. Their identities are protected by the Youth Criminal Justivce Act. Police claim the boys had disguises and one of them had a knife. Later, police raided one of the boys’ homes where they say they found additional “offense-related property,” though they did not specify what.

So far the teens, both of who are from Brampton, have been charged with robbery and disguise with intent. However, the investigation is ongoing, and police “anticipate that further charges may be laid.”

“As a result of the immediate and coordinated efforts of our members these culprits were apprehended within minutes of the offence and an edged weapon seized. Great teamwork to hold these culprits accountable for their actions,” said Inspector Sean Brennan.

Anyone with information can call the CRB at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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