Brampton carjacking investigation leads to 4 teenagers being charged, fifth suspect sought by police
Published August 20, 2021 at 9:59 pm
Peel police say they have charged four people and are searching for one outstanding suspect in relation to a carjacking and weapons investigation in Brampton.
The alleged carjacking occurred around 6 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 18) in a plaze at Earlsbridge Boulevard and McLaughlin Road. Investigators from Peel Regional Police Central Robbery Bureau say a suspect approached the victim who was seated in his sport-utility vehcicle in a parking spot and revealed a handgun before ordering the victim out his vehicle. The suspect then left in the SUV.
Shortly after the robbery, officers with the Central Robbery Bureau located the stolen SUV and another occupied stolen vehicle in the area of York Gate Boulevard in Toronto. With the assistance of Toronto police, three male youth and one female suspect were taken into custody.
Investigators are continuing to search for an outstanding suspect in this carjacking investigation. The suspect is described as a South Asian male in his 20s who is six feet tall with a slim build and was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.
During the arrest, the 16-year-old suspect who is alleged to have been responsible for the carjacking was found to be in possession of a loaded 9-millimetre Glock handgun and a large quantity of what is believed to be fentanyl.
A 16-year-old boy from Toronto has been charged with:
- Robbery with a firearm
- Wearing a disguise with intent
- Possession of a loaded firearm
- Possession of a prohibited firearm
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Three counts of possession of a firearm contrary to a prohibited order
- Breach of probation
- Possession for the purpose of trafficking — fentanyl
A 15-year-old boy from Brampton has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime and breach of recognizance.
Both were held for bail hearings in a Brampton court on Thursday.
Also, a 14-year-old Brampton boy has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime.
Treanna Bryan, 18, of Toronto, has been charged with possession of property obtained by crime. They have each been released with a future court date in October.
A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.
Anyone with information regarding this incident or information on the identity or whereabouts of the outstanding suspect is asked to contact investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410.
Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies