Carjacking leads to more charges for Brampton man accused in Facebook Marketplace robbery


Published May 8, 2024 at 2:17 pm

Carjacking leads to more charges for Brampton man accused in Facebook Marketplace robbery
Jahziah Griffiths (left) Anthony Morris (centre) and Yohann Tshiunza (right) 18 have been charged following a carjacking on April 25, 2024.

A young man from Brampton accused of a gunpoint robbery has been hit with more charges related to an armed carjacking in Markham.

York Regional Police say the carjacking happened on April 25 when two male suspects stole a vehicle in the area of Highway 7 East and Woodbine Avenue.

Investigators say the suspects had at least one firearm on them at the time and demanded the victim’s keys, and that a stolen grey Acura SUV was used in the robbery.

Then around 7:30 p.m. on Friday, police say officers were monitoring the stolen Acura and three male occupants in the same area where the carjacking went down. That’s when police say two of the suspects, one armed with a firearm, exited the vehicle and attacked two victims in an attempted carjacking.

Officers moved in and managed to arrest all three suspects after leading police on a short foot chase.

Two 19-year-old men and an 18-year-old man were arrested and charged with multiple offences including robbery with a firearm and disguise with intent.

York Regional Police say Jahziah Griffiths, 19, of Brampton, and Anthony Morris, 19, and Yohann Tshiunza, 18, both of Toronto, have been charged with robbery with a firearm, possession of a loaded prohibited firearm, disguise with intent and possession of property obtained by crime.

Griffiths was also under a release order “for a number of unrelated criminal offences” and faces an additional charge of fail to comply with release order. Griffiths was previously charged by Toronto police in a Facebook Marketplace meet-up that turned into a gunpoint robbery.

That incident saw one of two suspects point a handgun at the victim before the thieves fled with a stolen cellphone, according to police.

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