Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have charged a 30-year-old man after a recent carjacking in Brampton.
On Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 9:30 a.m., the victim attended a gas station in the area of Bramalea Road and Bovaird Drive in the City of Brampton. It is alleged that while the victim was pumping gas, a suspect attempted to steal the vehicle but was unsuccessful as the keys were not in the vehicle at the time. The suspect left the scene without incident.
Approximately 20 minutes later, the same suspect approached a second victim at the exact location. The suspect encouraged the victim to exit their vehicle to look at something at the rear of their vehicle. Once the victim exited, the suspect entered the vehicle and attempted to leave. The victim tried to intervene but was pushed to the ground. The victim received minor injuries as a result. The suspect fled the area in the stolen vehicle.
With the assistance of 21 Division Uniform Patrol officers and 21 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau officers, Central Robbery Bureau Investigators later located and arrested the suspect and recovered the stolen vehicle.
Gurmeet Singh, a 30-year-old man of no fixed address, has been charged with;
· Theft Over $5000
· Wear Disguise with Intent
He was held for a bail hearing and appeared in the Ontario Court of Justice on May 15, 2022.
“Carjacking is a violent and traumatic experience that deeply affects those targeted. While our service is committed to the prevention, we are equally committed to holding those responsible accountable. I am very pleased to see this investigation brought to a successful close.” – Deputy Nick Milinovich.
As a reminder, be aware of your surroundings and any suspicious persons or vehicles. Take your keys with you when you exit your vehicle. Always lock your doors whether you are inside or outside your vehicle. If a situation does arise, comply with demands as your safety is paramount. For more information, visit peelpolice.ca/crimeprevention