Armed robbery and carjacking probe leads cops in Brampton, Mississauga to stolen vehicles and guns

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Published November 6, 2023 at 3:15 pm

Armed robbery and carjacking investigation Peel cops in Brampton
Police have recovered guns and stolen cars in an armed robbery and carjacking investigation. Note: Guns shown in photo are unrelated to this specific police investigation.

A number of people are facing charges and stolen vehicles and guns have been recovered in what Peel Regional Police call “an intensive and multifaceted” armed robbery and carjacking investigation in Brampton.

Investigators with the Peel police Central Robbery Bureau who led the probe, dubbed Project Sterling, will reveal details of the operation at a Tuesday morning news conference at a Peel police facility in Brampton.

In announcing the news conference, police said the investigation resulted in “multiple arrests and charges laid, along with stolen vehicles recovered and firearms seized.”

Among those expected to attend the 10 a.m. news conference are Peel Deputy Chief Nick Milinovich, Det. Const. Tara Farrow (Central Robbery Bureau) and Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown.

As the number of vehicle thefts and carjackings continues to increase in Mississauga, Brampton and across Ontario, police agencies throughout the province last month announced they had joined forces on an Ontario-wide carjacking task force to battle the problem.

Toronto Police and OPP are spearheading the new Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force aimed at addressing the rising number of violent auto crimes.

“Carjackings are a serious public safety issue which have resulted in assault and even homicides,” said Chief Superintendent Paul Mackey, of the OPP Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau.

A record-breaking 6,042 motor vehicle thefts were reported stolen in Mississauga and Brampton in 2022. And more than 300 carjackings have been reported in the GTA so far in 2023, according to the OPP.

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