Guns pointed at woman in attempted Oakville carjacking, police allege

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May 8, 2023 at 4:15 pm

Halton Regional Police are searching for two suspects after they allegedly approached a female driver holding handguns in an attempted carjacking in the early hours of Sunday morning (May 7) in Oakville.

Police say the incident occurred around 1 a.m. The victim was heading westbound on Highway 407 in their blue SUV Range Rover when they noticed they were being followed by another vehicle.

The driver of the Ranger Rover got off highway at the Neyagawa Blvrd. exit, but was followed by the vehicle with the suspects.

Police say the vehicle with the suspects than began flashing their high beams at the Range Rover before it eventually stopped in the neighbourhood of Wisteria Way and Violet Gardens.

Police allege two armed men got out and approached the blue Range Rover.

“Two suspects then approached the victim’s vehicle holding handguns and demanded they exit the vehicle,” Halton police Cst. Ryan Anderson told inhalton.com.

The woman got out of her vehicle and ran to a residence nearby.

Police said the suspects then got in the victim’s vehicle, before discovering the victim had taken the key fob for the Ranger Rover with her.

“(The) suspects then returned to their vehicle and fled the scene without stealing the victims vehicle,” said Anderson.

Police describe the two suspects as while males who are approximately 20 years of age. Both were wearing black jackets and black face masks.

No one was injured during the incident.

Two other vehicles were reported stolen on Saturday (May 6) in Oakville.

Police are investigating after a Lexus SUV was taken at Oakville Place, located on Leighland Ave., on Saturday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

Earlier the same day, another Lexus SUV was stolen from a driveway at a residence on Orchardcroft Rd. at around 1 p.m.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information regarding the carjacking or two vehicle thefts are asked to call Halton Regional Police at 905-825-4747 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or through their website at haltoncrimestoppers.ca.

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