Armoured truck rammed repeatedly by stolen SUV in early morning robbery attempt in Whitby

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Published July 5, 2024 at 10:12 am

Durham Police

It was a long trip down Brock Street for the crew of an armoured truck early this morning after repeated attempts to rob it via ramming ended with a man in custody on multiple charges.

Durham Police say the crew of the armoured truck was conducting business in Brooklin at the the Brooklin Town Centre plaza at Baldwin Street and Winchester Road in Whitby’s north end just after one a.m. Friday when the truck was intentionally rammed by an SUV.

The driver of the SUV  – which was later discovered to be stolen – followed the truck down Baldwin all the way to the Whitby GO station at the other end of town, making further attempts to ram the armoured truck along the way.

Police were on the scene at the train station and the suspect attempted to escape but his SUV was successfully blocked by police vehicles.

The suspect, a 28-year-old man of no fixed address, was taken into custody without incident.

No physical injuries were sustained during the incident.

Gurkirat Singh Rai is charged with robbery, false representation as a peace officer, dangerous operation, flight from police, possession of stolen property (over $5,000), possession of a schedule 1 drug and nine counts of operating a vehicle while prohibited.

He was held for a bail hearing

Anyone with cellphone, dashcam, surveillance footage or any information about this incident is asked to contact the Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5355.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca. Tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.

 

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