Knifepoint carjacking of senior leads to charge for Brampton man, one suspect still on the run

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Published September 21, 2023 at 10:10 am

Navjot Singh and Arshdeep Gill Barrie simcoe police carjacking
Police have charged Navjot Singh, 25, of Brampton (left) and are searching for Arshdeep Gill, 25, of no fixed address (right) following a carjacking near Barrie in 2022. (Photos: South Simcoe Police Service)

Police have charged a Brampton man in the knifepoint carjacking of a senior citizen from Barrie and say one suspect is still at large.

The incident happened around 10 p.m. at the Tim Hortons located on Commerce Park Drive in Innisfil back on May 16, 2022, according to the South Simcoe Police Service.

Investigators say a 77-year-old woman was approached by a man with a knife who grabbed her vehicle keys before pushing the woman to the ground and fleeing the area in the victim’s vehicle. Police say the woman suffered minor injuries in the attack.

Over a year later, police issued warrants for two men on multiple charges including robbery, assault with a weapon, and motor vehicle theft.

Police say 25-year-old Navjot Singh of Brampton was arrested and charged on Monday (Sept. 19). The accused was held for a bail hearing, and police say a second suspect is still on the run.

Police say 25-year-old Arshdeep Gill of no fixed address is still being sought in connection to the carjacking.

Anyone with information on this incident or the whereabouts of Arshdeep Gill is asked to contact the South Simcoe Police Service at (705)-436-2141 ext. 1027. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca.

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