Toronto man charged for carjacking Brampton man using an imitation firearm

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Published September 1, 2022 at 4:28 pm

Police have recovered a stolen Range Rover and laid charges against a Toronto man for allegedly using an imitation firearm during a carjacking in Brampton.

Around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 28), Peel Regional Police say officers were called to a home near Ebenezer Rd. and The Gore Rd. in Brampton after receiving a 911 call about a carjacking.

Police say the driver of a Range Rover was parking his vehicle inside a garage when a masked man approached him carrying what appeared to be a firearm.

The suspect approached the driver and allegedly assaulted him before fleeing the scene in the victim’s vehicle.

The male victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Later on Sunday evening, police say investigators located the stolen Range Rover and arrested a 23-year-old from Toronto.

Tyrell Amos, 23, has been charged with robbery, disguise with intent and using an imitation firearm in Commission of an offence.

Police are asking the public to be vigilant when operating motor vehicles, particularly while waiting at a traffic light or parked, and to ensure your vehicle doors are locked to prevent access from any persons outside.

“Stay alert and report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the police,” PRP said in a release.

Police say that if you are confronted by anyone who approaches you with a weapon or threatens to use violence to obtain your vehicle, to comply with their demands and remain calm.

Vehicle theft safety tips include:

  • Never leave your vehicle running with keys inside the vehicle.
  • If you are involved in a collision and feel unsafe, remain in your locked vehicle and contact the police.
  • Park in the garage if possible.
  • Cover your Vehicle Identification Number to prevent thieves from gathering specific data about your vehicle.
  • Consider installing aftermarket products such as GPS tracking devices, and “shutoff” switches that can remotely power off your vehicle or affix an On Board Data Port lock to prevent thieves from cloning your key fob.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the Peel Regional Police Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410. You can also contact Crime Stoppers anonymously by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

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