Test drive carjacking ends with charges for trio from Mississauga and Brampton: police

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Published April 5, 2023 at 8:38 am

An alleged carjacking during a test drive near Barrie has ended in charges for a trio from Mississauga and Brampton.

Around 4:10 p.m. on Monday (April 3), the OPP says officers from the Huronia West detachment were called about a vehicle stolen from the area of Sunnidale Rd. and Wilson Dr. in Springwater Township, just north of Barrie.

Police say the victim was selling their vehicle online and had made arrangements for a test drive. But police say suspects forced the victim out during the test ride and took off in the vehicle.

While the victim was shaken up by the experience, police say they did not suffer any physical injuries.

Investigators say the vehicle was spotted several hours later by OPP officers in New Tecumseth with three occupants inside the vehicle.

Kaur Sukpreet, 21, of Mississauga has been charged with:

  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000

Naresh Kumar, 24, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000

Shivam Miglani, 23, of Brampton has been charged with:

  • Robbery with violence
  • Theft Over $5,000 of a Motor Vehicle
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime over $5,000
  • Flight from a peace officer
  • Disobeying Order of Court
  • Dangerous Operation

Sukpreet was released and is scheduled to appear in the Bradford Ontario Court of Justice in May, while Miglani and Kumar are being held pending a bail hearing. None of the allegations have been proven in court.

Police are urging anyone with information about crime in their community to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. You can also call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or submit your information online at www.crimestopperssdm.com.

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display, and you will remain anonymous. You will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00.

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