Robbery getaway driver detained by employees, Mississauga and Brampton men charged


Published June 5, 2023 at 7:52 am

Charges have been laid against alleged thieves from Mississauga and Brampton after an employee of a business was nearly hit while stopping a getaway driver.

Around 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Waterloo Regional Police (WRP) say officers were called to a business on Huron Rd. near Trussler Rd.for reports of a robbery in Kitchener.

Police say four men came to the business in a stolen vehicle and stole tools valued at approximately $4,000.

The suspects were making their way to the stolen getaway vehicle followed by an employee, and police say the worker was almost hit by the fleeing suspect vehicle.

That’s when the suspects crashed into a tractor parked on the property. Employees detained the driver of the vehicle, but the four other subjects fled on foot, police say.

Police arrived and placed the driver under arrest at the scene and the remaining suspects were arrested a short time after the incident.

Suspected heroin and crystal methamphetamine were seized during the incident and schools in the area were placed on hold-and-secure orders as a precaution which were lifted by the end of the school day.

A 32-year-old male and a 22-year-old male from Brampton, a 29-year-old male wanted by Niagara police, a 25-year-old male from Mississauga and a 25-year-old male from Kitchener were all charged in the robbery.

Police say the 29-year-old was wanted on multiple warrants including Possession of stolen property over $5,000 and Possession of identity documents.

The 25-year-old Mississauga male was wanted by Durham Regional Police Service, Niagara Regional Police Service, and Toronto Police Service for more than 15 criminal offences.

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