16-year-old boy charged in violent armed carjacking in Brampton

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Published March 29, 2024 at 4:20 pm

teen arrested in armed carjacking in Brampton
Image of alleged gun brandished by the suspect during the violent carjacking in Brampton. Photo via Peel Regional Police.

A teen has been arrested and charged with a violent armed carjacking in Brampton.

On Thursday (March 28), around 8 p.m., police say the victims were standing in their driveway in the area of Countryside Drive and Airport Road when they were confronted by an individual armed with a handgun, along with two other suspects.

The suspects demanded money, cellphones, and the keys to a white 2018 Ferrari Spider.

Investigators say the victims handed over their phones and the vehicle’s keys.

The accused then drove off in the Ferrari while the other two suspects ran away, abandoning a stolen vehicle in which they had arrived in.

Authorities report that shortly after the theft, the stolen vehicle was found approximately 56 kilometres away by the Central Robbery Bureau and York Regional Police Hold Up Squad in the Scarborough area, near Finch Avenue East and Neilson Road.

During the accused’s arrest, police found a loaded Glock 9mm handgun and the keys to the stolen vehicle.

A 16-year-old boy from Brampton has been charged with multiple criminal offences including possession of a loaded, prohibited or restricted firearm, robbery with a firearm, and wearing a disguise with intent to commit a criminal act.

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Peel police have not shared any further information regarding the teen’s identification, including an image, as he is protected under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.), which prohibits the release of a young person’s name.

Investigators have yet to determine if the incident was targeted or if the individuals involved were known to each other.

Additionally, details or images of the two other suspects present during the incident have not been made public.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

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