Suspects in Brampton axe and machete attack have been on the run for over a month


Published September 9, 2022 at 1:22 pm

Police say they’re continuing to search for the suspects of a brazen daylight attack and attempted murder that happened over a month ago in Brampton.

On the morning of August 4th, Brampton realtor and radio host Joti Singh Mann was getting into his car in his driveway when he was attacked by three men wielding an axe, machete, and pepper spray.

The suspects ran up to the vehicle, smashed the driver side window with an axe, and then struck Mann repeatedly as he exited the vehicle and attempted to flee.

He was continuously assaulted until the suspects were chased away by his mother, Jasmail Kaur Mann, who threw a shoe at the attackers.

Since then, the suspects have remained on the run and have not yet been identified.

Police are appealing to the public for help in identifying and locating the three men, who are described as:

  • A man with brown skin, 5’11, 180 pounds, medium build, and black hair with a blue surgical mask on. He was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, a black Polo hat, black pants, and black shoes and was holding an axe.
  • A man with brown skin, 5’10, 180 pounds, medium build, black hair, and a blue surgical mask. He was wearing a black hoodie with white lettering, black pants, Mechanix gloves, black and red shoes with white soles and was holding a can of pepper spray.
  • A man with brown skin, 5’10, 200 pounds, medium build, and a blue surgical mask. He was wearing a black zippered hoodie with white strings, black pants, black gloves, and black shoes with white soles and was holding a machete.

The suspects’ vehicle is described as a blue Chevrolet Cruze 4-door, with hubcaps, chrome trim and tinted windows.

In the aftermath of the attack, Mayor Patrick Brown said he was “horrified” such an assault could happen in a quiet neighborhood in broad daylight.

Brown commended the courage of Jasmail Kaur Mann, who was given an award for bravery on behalf of the city for her actions in chasing the attackers away.

On his realty website, Mann says he has lived in Brampton for “quite some time.” In addition to being a realtor, he has worked as a radio host with Punjabi radio station Fateh Radio.

Police currently haven’t disclosed a possible motive for the attack, and no evidence linking this incident to any other incidents currently being investigated.

The investigation into the attack is ongoing.

Anyone with information, video surveillance, dashcam or digital video footage is encouraged to contact police at 905-453-2121 extension 2233, or visit police’s evidence submission page.

Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

With files from Liam McConnell, Karen Longwell

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