Video: Man thrown from moving vehicle in bold Mississauga carjacking

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Published July 27, 2023 at 2:39 pm

Image shows the victim of a carjacking in Mississauga lying on the street after being thrown from the moving vehicle as it turned a corner and sped away. (Image: Peel Regional Police/YouTube)

A violent carjacking in north Mississauga in which the victim was thrown from the moving vehicle as it ran red lights and sped away has led to the arrest of a Brampton man who’s charged with numerous offences.

The terrifying incident was caught on video (see below) by police officers on board a helicopter that aided in pursuit after the vehicle was rear-ended by a cargo van at Goreway Dr. and Morning Star Dr. and then stolen at about 11:30 a.m. on July 14.

Peel Regional Police say a man who had stolen the white 2022 Ford F550 cargo van in nearby York Region and was “dangerously” fleeing from police there then “deliberately rear-ended the victim’s vehicle” at the busy Malton intersection.

“The victim exited his vehicle, at which point the (man) entered the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle and a struggle ensued within the vehicle,” police said in a news release today (July 27).

Peel investigators say the man then “fled the area at a high rate of speed with the victim inside. While running red lights, the (man) made good his escape and, a short time later, forced the victim out of the vehicle while in motion. The victim received minor injuries as a result.”

The stolen car was subsequently located by police near Lakeshore Rd. E. and 36th St. in Toronto.

In what Peel cops describe as a “high-risk vehicle stop,” the car was pulled over and a man was arrested at the scene.

Sagar Puri, 26, of Brampton, is facing numerous charges including robbery, flight from police, dangerous operation, possession of stolen property obtained by crime and several fail to comply and breach of probation orders.

At the time of the offence, police say, the accused was on multiple forms of judicial release for similar outstanding criminal offences.

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 say they’ve seen a slight increase recently in violent car thefts and want to remind people to be vigilant at all times as they’re driving or approaching their cars in their driveway or a parking lot.

They also remind people that their well-being and their lives are more important than their vehicles, and to keep that in mind should they be targeted by violent carjackers.

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