8 people charged in home invasion carjackings in Mississauga, Brampton and Toronto


Published January 30, 2024 at 8:32 am

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Eight people face charges after a rash of carjackings in Mississauga, Brampton and across the GTA.

Five of those arrested are from Mississauga, according to police.

In the first incident, four people forced their way into a home in Mississauga and demanded vehicle keys around 3:30 a.m. on Jan. 21, a York Regional Police spokesperson tells insauga.com.

The same thing happened a few hours later, around 5:45 a.m. at a home in Brampton, police said.

A BMW X5 and Mercedes Benz G-Wagon were stolen, police said.

On Jan. 22, four people took the Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, which had been stolen the day before in Brampton, and went to a home in Toronto.

The four people confronted the homeowner and demanded keys to his vehicle. The suspects left in the victim’s two Aston Martins and the Mercedes Benz G-Wagon.

The Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force tracked the stolen Mercedes Benz G-Wagon in Toronto, along with suspects believed to be connected with the home invasion and thefts, police said.

When the suspects met up with a Honda CRV, police continued observations of the Honda. Four people were arrested.

Mohammad Siddiqui, 41, of Mississauga, Muhammad Fayaz, 40, of Markham, Faramroze Havewalla, 39, of Toronto and Asad Mayo, 27, of Mississauga, are charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Police followed the Mercedes to a property in the area of Danny Wheeler Boulevard and Glen Rye Street in the Town of Georgina, located on the southern shores of Lake Simcoe, police said.

Four more people were arrested and police searched the Georgina property. The stolen Mercedes Benz G-Wagon was seized, as well as documents associated with another stolen vehicle.

Amin Hadj-Kaddour, 22, of Mississauga, Kurushan Reancy, 28, of Mississauga, Brandon Bunbury, 29, of Mississauga, and Thevarajah Thuschianthan, 37, of Georgina, are charged with possession of property obtained by crime.

Hadj-Kaddour is also charged with possession of break-and-enter tools. And Thuschianthan has a second charge of possession of property obtained by crime.

Investigators executed further search warrants at a storage locker facility on Argentia Road in Mississauga where two additional vehicles reported stolen from Peel were recovered.

The Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force is co-led by Toronto Police and the OPP and also includes York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police, Durham Regional Police and Peel Regional Police.

The task force started as a result of the rising incidents of violence related to auto crimes across the GTA and aims to disrupt the networks responsible for violent and high-risk auto thefts and maximize enforcement efforts against criminal organizations.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave an anonymous tip online at www.1800222tips.com.

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