Two teens charged with gunpoint Brampton carjacking

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Published January 21, 2022 at 11:02 am

Police have charged a pair of teens and seized a loaded revolver after a string of attempted violent Brampton carjackings this week.

On Wednesday (Jan. 19) around 7:40 a.m., police say two suspects approached a resident in their driveway in the area of Dearbourne Blvd. and Bramalea Rd. in Brampton.

Police say the suspects made demands for the victim’s vehicle, but the victim was able to scream and run inside the residence for assistance.

The two suspects fled on foot, and just minutes later at 7:50 a.m. police say the suspects approached a second victim in the same neighbourhood.

This time the suspects pulled a firearm police said, again demanding the victim’s vehicle.

Police say the male victim was pulled from the vehicle before he managed to get away from the suspects and contact police.

Neither of the victim’s vehicles were stolen, and no injuries were reported in the incidents, police said.

Officers tracked the suspects into a wooded area a short distance from the second attempted carjacking and arrested two teens with the assistance of the K-9 unit.

Police say a loaded firearm was recovered on scene.

Jashiah Simpson, 18, of no fixed address and a 17-year-old youth from Toronto have been charged with:

  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Wear Disguise with Intent
  • Point Firearm
  • Use Firearm while in Commission of Offence
  • Unauthorized Possession Firearm
  • Possession of Prohibited Firearm with Ammunition
  • Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession
  • Carry and Concealed Weapon
  • Robbery with Firearm
  • Wear Disguise with Intent

Both suspects were held for a bail hearing and appeared before the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

Police are asking any witnesses or anyone with dashcam or external video surveillance footage in the area of Dearbourne Blvd. and Bramalea Rd. between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 19 to contact police.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

The Youth Criminal Justice Act prohibits police from releasing the names of the charged youths.

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