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Police arrest man, 30, in connection with carjacking in Brampton

Police said they arrested the suspect and recovered one vehicle on the day of the incident.
Police have charged a 30-year-old man after a carjacking at a gas station in Brampton Saturday morning. 

A suspect failed at one carjacking attempt, then tried again, at a gas station near Bramalea Road and Bovaird Drive East at 9:30 a.m., Peel police said in a press release.

The suspect attempted to steal the first vehicle while its driver was pumping gas, but failed because the keys were not in the vehicle, police said. The suspect left the scene.

At the same gas station, 20 minutes later, the suspect returned and told another driver to inspect the back of their vehicle, police said. Once the driver left their vehicle, the suspect got in and tried to leave. When the driver tried to stop the suspect, the man pushed the driver to the ground and took off in the vehicle.

Police said they arrested the suspect and recovered the vehicle later that day.

Investigators with the central robbery bureau said they charged Gurmeet Singh, of no fixed address, with theft over $5,000, robbery and wearing a disguise.

Police said in an email they could not share what vehicles were stolen because they are still investigating the incident.

Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact them at 905-453-2121 ext. 3410, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Toronto police have reported several carjackings since Monday.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ star player Mitch Marner had his car taken at gunpoint outside a movie theatre in Etobicoke Monday night.

Toronto police also said three Toronto residents had their cars stolen from them at gunpoint in their own driveways on Wednesday evening. In all three cases, three male suspects arrived in a white, four-door Hyundai Elantra, police report.

Police are still investigating these incidents.

Peel police are asking people to take their keys and lock their doors when they leave their vehicles.


Isaac Phan Nay is a breaking news reporter, working out of the Star’s radio room in Toronto. Reach him via email: iphannay@thestar.ca


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