Two men charged in Brampton carjacking as young child was in back seat

Published November 14, 2021 at 8:40 am

Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have arrested and charged two men for a carjacking that occurred in Brampton.

It happened on Friday, November 12, 2021, that at approximately 5:00 p.m. as the victim attended a fast food restaurant in the area of Brayden Boulevard and Airport Road in Brampton.

The victim exited the store and attended her vehicle. Shortly after, two suspects approached the victim’s vehicle and a struggle ensued. As this was occurring, numerous citizens intervened and removed the victim’s young child from the rear of the vehicle at which time the suspects fled the area in her vehicle.

The victim was transported to a local hospital to be assessed for her injuries which were considered non-life threatening. The child was not physically injured.

The Central Robbery Bureau, with the assistance from the Strategic Tactical Enforcement Policing team and the Peel K9 Unit, located and arrested the two suspects with the stolen vehicle near Derry Road East and Rexwood Road in Mississauga.

Hamza Sajid, an 18-year-old man from Brampton was charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Wear A Disguise
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Breach of Recognizance x 4
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2

Mehkash Sohal, a 19-year-old man from Brampton was charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Wear A Disguise
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Breach of Probation
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance x 2

Mehkash Sohal was also charged by the Central Robbery Bureau for a carjacking that took place in Brampton on Friday, April 30, 2021. (Media Release: 21-111)

Both men were held pending and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on November 13, 2021.

Investigators continue to ask anyone with a cellphone, dashcam video, other video footage, or anyone with information to contact them at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410.  Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca.

Editor’s note: An update has been issued to clarify that this incident took place in Brampton. We apologize for the error.

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