Good Samaritan robbed at knifepoint after stopping to help stranded driver in Caledon


Published January 3, 2023 at 4:23 pm


A good samaritan who stopped to help a driver in Caledon ended up getting robbed at knife-point, losing his vehicle.

The driver stopped on Olde Base Line Road, between Kennedy Road and Highway 10, in the Town of Caledon just before 8 p.m. on Jan. 2, the OPP said in a press release.

A man moved out into the road and motioned for the motorist to stop. The driver thought they were stopping to help someone stranded with a broken-down vehicle.

But when the driver stopped, two other men approached, armed with knives.

The culprits then took the good samaritan’s vehicle, a blue 2018 Audi S5L sedan. Fortunately, the driver was not injured in the confrontation.

The suspects are described as:

  1. A light-skinned, Black man, slender build, approximately five-feet, 10-inches tall, wearing all black
  2. A Black man, medium build, approximately six-feet tall, wearing all black
  3. A Black man, medium build, approximately six-feet tall, wearing all black

The car that was used as a stranded vehicle was an older model black Honda Civic.

OPP suggests Caledon residents and motorists stay vigilant if they choose to stop to assist a motorist.

Instead of stopping, residents and motorists can contact the OPP at *OPP (*677) on their mobile phones to report disabled or suspicious vehicles. Using a mobile device to report issues to the police will not result in a charge for using a hand-held communication device.

If you have any information about this investigation, please call the Caledon OPP Detachment at (905) 584-2241 or 1-888-310-1122.

Or make an anonymous tip with Peel Crime Stoppers online or at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, and you never have to testify.

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