VIDEO: High-speed chase after armed carjacking leads to arrests of men from Mississauga, Brampton


Published November 24, 2023 at 2:00 pm

Brampton/Mississauga carjacking chase caught on video.
A stolen Jeep leads Peel Regional Police on a chase in Brampton on Thursday. (Photo: Peel Regional Police video screen capture)

Two men — one from Mississauga, the other from Brampton — are facing charges after police were led on a dangerous high-speed chase through the streets of Brampton and Toronto following an armed carjacking on Thursday afternoon.

The pursuit, in which a stolen Mercedes G Wagon blew through stop signs at high speed and narrowly avoided crashing into other vehicles as it fled from Peel Regional Police officers, was captured on video by an officer in a York Regional Police helicopter (see video below).

Peel police say the incident began at about 2 p.m. when a 43-year-old man from King, Ont. arrived at a Brampton parking lot in the area of Biscayne Crescent and First Gulf Boulevard to sell his 2022 Mercedes G Wagon to a potential buyer.

“Two suspects arrived, and one brandished a firearm and made demands for the victim’s car keys,” Peel robbery investigators said in a news release on Friday.

The victim complied and the two men fled the scene, one in the stolen vehicle and the other in a second vehicle, police say.

Officers quickly took up the pursuit and eventually tracked the fleeing vehicles to Weston Road and Highway 401 in Toronto, just east of Brampton.

Along the way, a police officer can be heard on the 51-second video calling out, “Northbound Wendell (Avenue, Toronto), northbound Wendell, high rate of speed, blowing stop signs.”

When the Peel police tactical unit tried to stop the Mercedes, the luxury vehicle “intentionally made contact with the police vehicle and fled.”

Tactical officers did take two people into custody from one of the vehicles at that point, police say.

A short time later, the man in the stolen Mercedes allegedly left that vehicle, fled on foot and “committed a second carjacking of a white Honda Odyssey van,” police say.

Peel police say they were also aided in the pursuit by the newly formed Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force.

Naman Singh, 19, of Brampton, is charged with robbery. He was held for a bail hearing in Brampton court.

Henry Pazer, 27, of Mississauga, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime. He’s scheduled to appear in Brampton court at a later date.

Police say they anticipate more arrests as the investigation continues.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410, or Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Peel police note that as a result of a rising number of incidents of violence related to auto crimes across the GTA, local police services have combined resources and established the Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force to further coordinate law enforcement efforts in combating the crimes.

“Canada is now a source country of stolen autos and it has become the third-largest revenue source for organized crime,” said Peel police Chief Nishan Duraiappah. “Peel Regional Police will continue to invest and dedicate more resources to make more arrests, prevent more auto thefts and recover more cars.”

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