Man charged in violent attempted carjacking in Mississauga


Published April 14, 2022 at 2:17 pm

One man has been charged and police are hunting a second man in connection with a violent attempted carjacking in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police say the late-night incident unfolded just before midnight on March 31 as the victim was returning to his Ponytrail Dr./Burnhamthorpe Rd. E. home in east Mississauga.

As the man parked in his garage and stepped out of the car, he was approached by three men who demanded his car keys.

“When the victim did not comply, the three (men) began to assault the victim violently,” police said in a news release.

Unsuccessful in their carjacking attempt, the culprits quickly fled the area in a grey Hyundai Elantra, police say.

The victim suffered minor injuries.

The following day in Vaughan, police spotted a vehicle matching the description of the getaway car and pulled it over.

Two men inside the vehicle immediately fled the scene on foot.

One was apprehended by officers while the other was able to escape, according to police.

Investigators say a search warrant was subsequently executed at a Vaughan home and police seized “a number of offence-related items.”

Michael Ackley, 18, is wanted by police.

Lennox Grant, 19, of Toronto, is charged with robbery and wear disguise with intent.

Police are seeking a second man, Michael Ackley, 18, in connection with the incident. He’s also wanted in connection with a Toronto pharmacy robbery on March 23.

Ackley is described as white, 6-foot-1 with a thin build, with light brown hair past his ears.

Police released no information on the third person believed to have been involved in the attempted carjacking.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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