Three teens arrested in stolen car with guns inside in Mississauga

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Published October 6, 2022 at 7:01 pm

Three teenagers face a battery of charges after they were arrested in a stolen car that had two guns inside in Mississauga.

A resident called Peel Regional Police around 9:15 p.m on October 5. The citizen had seen suspicious people in a car near Eglinton Ave and Confederation Pkwy, a busy intersection full of homes and a shopping plaza.

Per the citizen’s report, three people wearing masks and hoods sitting in the car. One of the men was seen with a gun in his hand. When police arrived shortly thereafter they found the trio in the car, which investigators learned was stolen.

One of the suspects in the car bolted and tried to run away but was quickly arrested. The other two were arrested in the car. In searching the car officers found two loaded pistols, one of which was found to be a fake.

Jermaine Williams, 19 of Mississauga, a 17-year-old from Brampton and a 16-year-old from Mississauga have all been charged with numerous offences including;

  • possession of property obtained by crime
  • attempt to commit the indictable offence of robbery with a firearm
  • unauthorized possession of a firearm
  • tampering with the serial number of a firearm
  • possession of a prohibited device or ammunition knowing its possession is unauthorized
  • occupying a car knowing there was a firearm
  • carrying a concealed weapon

The two minors’ identities are protected by the Youth Criminal Justice Act. All three suspects appeared in court on October 5.

“Another excellent example in recent weeks of a concerned citizen observing suspicious behaviour and making the appropriate call to police. This collaborative effort allowed for an effective and efficient response by our uniform members which resulted in the seizure of another firearm off the streets, as well as the prevention of further criminal acts as we work together to safeguard community safety and well being.” said Inspector Sean Brennan

Anyone with information pertinent to the investigation can call the Peel police Robbery Bureau at (905)453-2121 ext. 3410 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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