Police cars rammed as officers make arrests in Mississauga crime spree


Published December 7, 2022 at 11:44 am

Several police cruisers were rammed on Monday night as officers moved in to arrest two people in connection with a series of armed robberies in Mississauga.

Peel Regional Police say nobody was injured in the incident, which unfolded at about 8:30 p.m. as officers apprehended a man and woman in the Bloor St. and Dixie Rd. area of east Mississauga.

As investigators with Peel’s Central Robbery Unit made the arrests, one of the suspects allegedly tried to flee the scene.

“During the arrest, the male suspect allegedly drove a vehicle into the attending police vehicles in an attempt to make good his escape,” police said in a news release. “Fortunately, there were no physical injuries sustained by anyone during this incident.”

Police had sought the two people in connection with several recent retail store robberies in central and east Mississauga.

Last Friday (Dec. 2) at about 2 p.m., police say a man and woman robbed a store in the Dundas St. E./Wharton Way area.

They stole various items and fled the scene in a dark-coloured sedan, police say.

In November, police say, the same man is believed to have robbed a Hurontario St./Hillcrest Ave. commercial business on two separate occasions.

In both cases, the man “displayed weapons and managed to flee the area with a quantity of cash and cigarettes,” police say.

The victim was not injured in either robbery.

Mohamed Hassan, 32, of no fixed address, is charged with three counts of robbery, wear disguise with intent, dangerous operation of a vehicle and breach of probation order.

Vlora Krasniqi, 32, also of no fixed address, is charged with robbery, wear disguise with intent and fail to comply with release order.

Both appeared in Brampton court on Tuesday.

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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