Gunpoint robbery in Mississauga leads to firearm charges for Brampton man: police

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Published March 24, 2023 at 12:25 pm

Update: Police incorrectly said that the alleged robbery happened in Brampton

Police have laid several firearms charges against a Brampton man after an alleged gun-point robbery on Monday (March 20).

Peel Regional Police say officers were called to the area of Dundas St. East and Hensall Circle in Mississauga around 11:45 p.m. on Monday.

Police say a 24-year-old man from Mississauga was held up at gunpoint and robbed.

Investigators identified a suspect and say police raided a residence near Kennedy Rd. and Vodden St. East in Brampton on Friday and recovered a Glock 17 handgun in the search.

Police say Carvel Purcell, 35, of Brampton was arrested and charged with robbery and numerous firearm-related offences.

He was held for a bail hearing and attended the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121, extension 1233. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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