17-year-old charged after an armed carjacking in Brampton


Published February 24, 2023 at 6:24 pm

A 17-year-old was collared in “a high-risk takedown” on Friday and charged in connection with an armed carjacking that took place during the morning rush hour in Brampton.

The chain of response, per Peel Regional Police, commenced after a response for help from a victim who was in his car in his capacity as a ride-share operator in the Archdekin Dr. / Vodden St. E. of the city. It is alleged that at around 8:15 a.m., the accused and an unknown suspect entered the victim’s vehicle to carry out the carjacking.

“The victim was forcibly restrained, at which point the accused produced an imitation firearm, demanded the keys, and forced the victim out of his vehicle,” Peel police say.

The victim did not suffer any physical injuries.

Officers in uniform patrol, and from the criminal investigations bureau, and central robbery bureau, were able to track down the driver of the purloined vehicle in area of Windsor St. in Toronto. There, they made the arrest.

“With the assistance of the Tactical Unit, (police) effected a high-risk takedown,” Peel police add. “A replica firearm was located during the arrest.”

A 17-year-old young person, whose name cannot be released under a general provision of the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), is facing five charges. Those include robbery; wearing a disguise; using an imitation firearm; possession of property obtained by crime; and failing to comply with a recognizance.

The accused had a bail hearing in a Brampton court later on Friday.

The police, who say that forcing the victim out of his car was a two-person job, added that the investigation is “ongoing” and “further arrests and charges” are expected.

Anyone with information regarding these incidents can contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau (905-453-2121 ext. 3410). Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers (phone: 1-800-222-TIPS/8477; online: peelcrimestoppers.ca).

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