Arrest made in connection to Mississauga carjacking

 

Peel Regional Police have made an arrest in connection to a carjacking that occurred in Mississauga. 

Earlier today (May 13), the victim was parked in the area of Tenth Line and Thomas Street, when two men, armed with a gun, approached him and demanded he get out of the car and leave his keys and cell phone. 

Two more men got in the car, before all four suspects drove off in the stolen vehicle. 

At 11:07 on March 13, investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau located the car, and one suspect believed to be involved. 

Nineteen-year-old Israel Brathwaite has been arrested and charged with: 

  • Robbery with a Firearm 
  • Disguise with Intent
  • Possession of Stolen Property 
  • Unauthorized Possession of Firearm 
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of Firearm 
  • Unauthorized Possession of Prohibited or Restricted Weapon 
  • Possession of a Prohibited Device or Ammunition for a Dangerous Purpose 
  • Possession of a Loaded Prohibited or Restricted Firearm
  • Careless Storage
  • Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle 
  • Possession of a Firearm Contrary to Order
  • Breach of Probation

"Robberies and violent acts like this senseless carjacking can affect victims significantly. Even if not physically harmed, the emotional trauma is great. Notwithstanding the pandemic, our Central Robbery and Tactical Rescue Units worked relentlessly, with a successful outcome in under 12 hours to locate and arrest the person responsible," Chief Nishan Duraiappah said in a news release. 

The investigation is still on-going, and anyone with relevant information is urged to contact the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 extension 3410.

Additionally, information may be provided anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by visiting their website

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