Police use spike belt to stop armed Whitby carjacker

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Published June 29, 2021 at 1:21 pm

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Durham Police used a spike belt to send an armed carjacker and his stolen car crashing into a golf course in Whitby yesterday morning.

Police were called to the Henry Street and Dundas Street area in downtown Whitby just before 8:30 a.m. after reports of a man armed with a gun attempting to get into vehicles.

Investigators from Central West Division arrived on the scene just as the man forced a 25 year-old woman from her car and drove away southbound on Henry Street with the stolen car.

The woman sustained minor injuries.

Police pursued the suspect onto Bayly Street and after observing him driving in a dangerous manner set up the spike belt near Lakeridge Road. The suspect lost control of the vehicle, exiting the roadway and ending up on a green at an Ajax golf course.

Officers were able to take him into custody after a brief foot pursuit without incident.

Shane Kindree, 28, of No Fixed Address is charged with: Robbery With an Offensive Weapon; Pointing a Firearm; Use of Imitation Firearm During Commission of an Offence; Possession Contrary to Prohibition Order; Flight From Peace Officer; Dangerous Operation of a Conveyance; Operate a Conveyance While Prohibited; Possession of a Schedule I Substance (heroin), Possession of a Weapon for Committing an Offence; Carry Concealed Weapon; Fail to Comply with Release Order and Fail to Comply With Probation Order.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Bortoluss of the Central West Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1825.

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