Man arrested following carjacking in medical facility parking lot in Mississauga


A man has been charged following what police describe as a “carjacking-style robbery” in Mississauga.

Peel police say that on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, a man was approached by an armed suspect after parking in the parking lot of a medical building in the Hurontario Street and The Queensway West area.

Police allege the man was confronted by the accused, who was wearing a medical mask and hood and armed with an imitation handgun. Police allege the suspect demanded the victim's car keys and fled the area in the stolen vehicle.

The victim was not injured.

The incident marked the second carjacking to be reported in the city over a two-day period. 

Later that day, investigators located the stolen vehicle and the accused. Police say a second stolen vehicle used by the accused during the robbery was also recovered.

Police say 31-year-old Toronto man Rainer Fernando was charged with a number of offences, including robbery, possession of stolen property, wearing a disguise with intent, and using an imitation firearm while committing an offence. 

He was held for a bail hearing and appeared in court on May 5, 2020.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators in the Central Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410. 

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