Peel Police: Robbery Bureau Arrests 5 Teens In Relation To Seven Carjackings
Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have arrested 5 young persons from the City of Brampton in relation to seven carjacking robberies.
Between Thursday, September 27, 2018 and Wednesday, October 3, 2018, police investigated a series of seven carjacking robberies in the Brampton area. After an extensive police investigation, investigators were able to identify several youth linked to these offences.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, police arrested and charged a 14 year old youth with 1 count of robbery and 1 count of possession of stolen property. The youth was held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, members of the Central Robbery Bureau executed search warrants at Brampton residences associated to two young offenders. During the course of the search, police recovered offence related clothing, victim identifications and a key belonging to a vehicle stolen during one of the carjacking robberies.
On Wednesday, October 10, 2018, police arrested and charged a 15 year old youth from Brampton with 7 counts of Robbery and a 17 year old youth from Brampton with 6 counts of robbery and both were held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton.
On Thursday, October 18, 2018, members of the Central Robbery Bureau with the assistance of 22 Division School Resource Officers arrested and charged two additional youth from Brampton. Police arrested and charged a 15 year old youth with 1 count of Robbery and a 17 year old youth with 2 counts of robbery. Both were held for a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in the City of Brampton.
The victims in all incidents suffered minor injuries.
A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person and, therefore, the identities of the Young Persons charged in this investigation are protected.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Central Robbery Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3410. Information can also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting their website at http://peelcrimestoppers.ca/.