Video: Police looking for 2 men following “shocking and violent” carjacking in Milton
Published February 22, 2023 at 10:22 am
Halton police are on the lookout for two men following a violent carjacking in Milton yesterday, the video of which has been circulating on social media.
At around 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, officers observed a stolen, white pickup truck weaving in and out of traffic in the area of Derry Rd. and Holly Ave. in Milton. The vehicle approached the police cruiser and then fled the area at a high rate of speed. Police were not able to stop the vehicle as it fled.
The same vehicle was observed on several occasions driving erratically throughout Milton and was involved in two hit and run collisions as well as a gas drive-off at the Petro Canada located at 5 Main St. E.
The truck was also seen driving through a fence at Pineview Public School, and into a playground where children were playing. No physical injuries were reported during these incidents.
According to a spokesperson for the Halton District School Board, “A supervised class of Kindergarten students were outside at the time of the incident but were not injured and were immediately brought inside the school. The kindergarten class was in its regularly fenced-in area at the time when outside, however this fence was not breached by the vehicle.”
At around 9:40 a.m., police received a report of a car jacking at the Metro parking lot located at 1050 Kennedy Circle in Milton. The same white pickup truck struck a Honda CRV that was parked in the lot.
Two men exited the truck and smashed the drivers side window of the CRV. The suspects opened the door and forcefully removed a female who was seated in the driver’s seat. The female was thrown to the ground by the suspects.
Both suspects entered the CRV and fled the parking lot. The victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
“This is a shocking and violent crime that put the lives of many Milton residents at risk. We are dedicating all available resources and will relentlessly pursue those responsible and hold them accountable,” said 1 District Superintendent Dave Stewart.
Police are also aware that a video that was taken of the incident and has been shared online.
The white pickup truck (2014 Ford F250) had been reported stolen from Peel Region on Jan. 7.
The stolen Honda CRV was later recovered by Peel police around 3 p.m. in Brampton after being abandoned.
The first suspect is a white male, approximately 6’2” tall, thin build, wearing a grey sweater.
The second suspect is a white male, dark hair, in his late 20s, clean shaven, wearing a dark-coloured, hooded sweater.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777, ext. 2416.
Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or at the website.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies advertising