On Friday, October 30, 2020 at approximately 10:32 p.m. ,OPP responded to a carjacking that occurred in a parking lot of a plaza located on Parr Boulevard in Bolton.
The victim, who was operating a 2017 silver Infiniti sedan, parked their vehicle in the plaza, and remained in the car. A male suspect wearing a balaclava approached the victim, displayed a firearm and instructed the victim to exit the vehicle. The victim complied. At that point, the suspect got into a car and took off in an unknown direction.
The suspect is described as a male, 6 feet tall, slim to medium build, wearing a black hoodie, black balaclava, black pants and work boots.
On Saturday, October 31, 2020 at approximately 6:08 p.m., as a result of the investigation, the vehicle was located in the area of Castlemore Road and McVean Drive in Brampton. Officers attempted to effect an arrest of the occupants, however the suspect vehicle intentionally struck several OPP cruisers repeatedly and was able to flee the area. Three police cruisers and the stolen vehicle sustained property damage as a result; there were no injuries.
As a result of the investigation conducted by the members of the Caledon OPP Major Crime Unit, with the assistance of Peel Tactical Unit, a search warrant was executed at a residence in Brampton. A 17-year-old young person from Brampton was arrested and charged with the following offences: Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle; Flight from peace officer; Mischief endangering life; Possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000; and Failure to comply with release order – five counts.
The accused was held for a bail hearing and is scheduled to attend the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on a later date to answer to the charges.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information, security video or dash camera footage involving the carjacking is asked to contact the Caledon OPP Major Crime Unit at 905-584-2241 or toll-free at 1-888-310-1122.