Man assaulted in violent carjacking; two suspects now charged after Mississauga arrest

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Published December 22, 2023 at 5:49 pm

Mississauga man charged in violent Toronto carjacking.

A Mississauga man has been charged in a violent early morning carjacking last week in Toronto in which the victim’s vehicle was bumped from behind before he was assaulted and had his car taken by four masked culprits.

Toronto Police said the suspect’s arrest earlier today at a Mississauga address was the second apprehension in the case this week by members of a new GTA-wide police task force co-led by OPP and Toronto cops.

The Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force was set up in October to tackle the growing number of violent carjackings in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, York, Halton and across southern Ontario.

A Whitby man was arrested by task force officers earlier this week in a “high-risk takedown” after police found the stolen vehicle and what they believe to have been the suspect vehicle from the initial “bump-and-grab” at a location in Brampton.

The Mississauga man was arrested on Friday without incident by police officers who had been keeping him under surveillance since earlier in the day, police said.

Two other suspects are still being hunted by police in connection with the brazen carjacking, which took place on Dec. 15 at about 3 a.m. in the area of Victoria Park Avenue and Consumer Road in Toronto, just north of Highway 401.

Police say a man was driving his car when it was bumped from behind by another vehicle.

“When the man pulled over, four masked males emerged (from the other vehicle) and approached the victim’s vehicle,” police said in a news release. “One male forced open the victim’s door and demanded his car while assaulting him. The man was physically removed from his car and robbed of personal items.”

According to investigators, two of the men then drove off in the victim’s car while the other two fled in the other vehicle.

The man sustained minor injuries, police said.

Mehkash Sohal, 21, of Mississauga, is charged with robbery with violence, conspiracy to commit an indictable offence, theft of motor vehicle and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.

He appeared in Toronto court early on Friday morning.

Marsih Mohamed, 24, of Whitby, is charged with the same four offences in addition to possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000, possession of break-in tools and possession of master key fob.

He appeared in Toronto court on Monday.

Police working the case urge anyone with information to call them at 416-808-7350 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-8477.

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