Gunpoint carjacking in Toronto followed by foot chase, arrests in Mississauga


Published March 5, 2024 at 10:12 am

Toronto carjacking leads to arrests in Mississauga.

A gunpoint carjacking this past weekend in Toronto was followed several hours later by a brief foot chase and two arrests in Mississauga after police had pulled over the stolen vehicle.

Toronto Police said in a news release today that two armed culprits confronted the victim shortly before 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning just after the person had parked their vehicle in the Lawrence Avenue East/Don Mills Road area of the city’s east end.

Police said one of the two car thieves was armed with a handgun while the other carried a knife as they demanded the victim’s car keys.

The victim complied and the culprits sped away in the stolen car.

Several hours later, Peel Regional Police officers stopped the stolen vehicle in Mississauga, according to Toronto investigators.

Two people tried to flee on foot, but police, with help from canine unit dogs, made arrests a short time later.

Ferdous Qurishie, 21, of Oshawa, and a 17-year-old male, of Toronto, are each charged with:

  • robbery with firearm
  • disguise with intent
  • possession property obtained by crime over $5,000

They appeared in Toronto court on Sunday.

The youth, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is also charged with weapons dangerous.

Toronto Police are asking local residents, businesses and drivers who may have security or dash camera footage of the area or incident to contact investigators at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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