Stolen car tracked with police helicopter leads to charges for 16-year-old boy, Mississauga man and Toronto man


Published May 4, 2023 at 5:51 pm

Brampton stolen truck police chase

A man from Mississauga is among three suspects arrested after a stolen car was tracked down by a police helicopter.

A Lexus RX350 was stolen from the victim’s Richmond Hill driveway on Apr. 28, York Regional Police confirmed. The victim called police to his home near Weldrick Rd. and Yonge St. in the city’s southwest corner shortly after midnight.

When the officers arrived, they found the car missing but were quickly able to track it down with their Air Support Unit helicopter. When the chopper found the Lexus it was travelling up Yonge St. “in tandem” with a black Cadillac. The officers came to believe the two men in the Cadillac were also involved in the theft of the Lexus.

However, when the two vehicles realized they were being followed both took off in different directions. Police were still able to keep an eye on both cars and eventually got them both to stop.

Inside the stolen Lexus was a 16-year-old boy of no-fixed address, armed with a pistol. He was charged with 15 criminal offenses including; dangerous driving, possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000, possession of a prohibited firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm in a car, and failure to comply with release orders. Due to his age, the teen cannot be identified because of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The two men in the Cadillac, Hasham Mustafa and Ahmad Hassan, were also arrested. Mustafa, 22 of Mississauga, is charged with five offences including fleeing police, dangerous driving, possession of break-in instruments, and possession of a car master key.

Hassan, 25 of Toronto, was also allegedly found with drugs on him. He was charged with dangerous driving, fleeing police, possession of break-in instruments, disguise with intent, possession of meth, and possession of cocaine.

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call York police at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 7244, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


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