Teen faces multiple charges after Oshawa carjacking and Ajax attempted car theft

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Published September 29, 2022 at 1:41 pm

A teenager faces 20 charges after a pair of brazen carjacking attempts – the second one successful – in Ajax and Oshawa Wednesday night.

West Division officers responded to a call about an attempted carjacking near Coomer Crescent and Chapman Drive in Ajax at 9:45 p.m. where a knife-wielding suspect approached a woman and attempted to steal her vehicle.  The woman fought back, and the suspect fled.

A short time later, a man matching the same description approached a woman on Gibb Street in Oshawa and robbed her of her vehicle, a Kia Rio.

Air1 was able to locate the stolen car on Highway 401 and followed it to an address in Peel Region where the suspect was taken into custody.

A 17 year-old is facing a total of 20 charges which include robbery; assault with a weapon and carry concealed weapon.

He was held for a bail hearing.

Investigators are appealing for any witnesses with dashcam video in either area to contact police.

Anyone with new information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Roffey of the West Division Criminal Investigations Bureau at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1831.

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