Brampton man charged after senior’s car is stolen with her dog inside


Published September 2, 2022 at 5:15 pm

A man from Brampton is wanted on robbery charges after an elderly woman in Newmarket was violently carjacked.

The victim, age 78, was at a vet clinic on Eagle St W and Davis Dr, a commercial area by the Upper Canada Mall on August 29. She parked in a nearby parking lot and was approached by a man.

The man threw the woman to the ground, stole her keys and drove off in her car, a silver 2015 Nissan Rogue. The woman’s dog, a shih-tzu poodle cross named Bobby, was in the front seat.

The victim received minor injuries in the carjacking.

The next day, August 30, York Regional Police got a call around 9 a.m. reporting the car turned up in a neighbour’s driveway with Bobby unharmed inside.

On September 2 police announced they were looking for Gurpreet Singh, 25 of Brampton, on a single robbery charge in connection to the carjacking.

Singh remains at large and York Police have issued a warrant for his arrest. Police describe Singh as a 20 to 25-year-old Middle Eastern man with a thin build and dark hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and possibly black pants at the time of the robbery.

Anyone who witnessed the carjacking or knows about Singh’s whereabouts can call the YRP Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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