Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have charged a 23-year-old Toronto man in a carjacking in the City of Brampton.
On Sunday, August 28, 2022, at approximately 7:00 p.m., police responded to a 9-1-1 call for a carjacking in the Ebenezer Road and The Gore Road in Brampton.
It is alleged that the driver of a Range Rover was parking his vehicle inside a residential garage when a masked man approached him carrying what appeared to be a firearm. The suspect approached the driver and allegedly assaulted him. The suspect fled the area in the stolen Range Rover. The victim was transported to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Later that evening, investigators from 21 and 12 Division Criminal Investigation Bureaus located the stolen vehicle and arrested 23-year-old Tyrell Amos of Toronto. He was held pending a bail hearing on Monday, August 29, 2022, and charged with the following alleged offences:
- Disguise with Intent
- Imitation Firearm
Peel Regional Police asks the public to be vigilant when operating motor vehicles. Stay alert and report any suspicious persons or vehicles to the police. When driving your vehicle, waiting at a traffic light or parked, ensure your vehicle doors are locked to prevent access from any persons outside. If faced by anyone who approaches you with a weapon or threatens to use violence to obtain your vehicle, comply with their demands and remain calm.
Vehicle theft safety tips include:
- Never leave your vehicle running with keys inside the vehicle.
- If you are involved in a collision and feel unsafe, remain in your locked vehicle and contact the police.
- Park in the garage if possible.
- Cover your Vehicle Identification Number to prevent thieves from gathering specific data about your vehicle.
- Consider installing aftermarket products such as GPS tracking devices, and “shutoff” switches that can remotely power off your vehicle or affix an On Board Data Port lock to prevent thieves from cloning your key fob.
This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca