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Man arrested in a Carjacking Investigation,
Steeles Avenue and Markham Road

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Case #: 2024-273824

The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of an arrest in a carjacking investigation.

On Monday, February 5, 2024, police responded to a carjacking in the Steeles Avenue East and Markham Road area.

It is alleged that:

  • at approximately 7:30 p.m., the victim was sitting inside their vehicle
  • the suspect approached the victim brandishing a firearm and made a demand for her vehicle
  • the victim exited their vehicle and the suspect got in and fled the area
  • a short time later, officers from 42 division located the vehicle with the suspect still inside
  • the suspect was arrested and a replica firearm was recovered
  • the Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force took carriage of the investigation

Devansh Rajdeep, 24 of Toronto, was charged with:

  1. Robbery while armed with a firearm
  2. Disguise with intent
  3. Dangerous operation of a conveyance
  4. Flight from police
  5. Fail to comply Probation
  6. Possession of property obtained by crime over $5000

He was scheduled to appear in court at Toronto Bail Court, 2201 Finch Avenue West, on Tuesday, February 6, 2024, at 10 a.m., in room 103.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-7350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), or at www.222tips.com.

About the Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force (PCJTF)

As a result of the rising incidents of violence related to auto crimes across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), local police services have combined resources and established a Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force (PCJTF) to further co-ordinate law enforcement efforts in combating these crimes.

This collaborative approach aims to disrupt the networks responsible for violent and high-risk auto thefts and maximize enforcement efforts against criminal organizations.

Co-led by the Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, the task force is a collaboration between police services from across the GTA, including York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police Service, Durham Regional Police Service, Peel Regional Police, and other external agencies, including Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.

Click here for more information about the PCJTF.


By Constable Laurie McCann

Constable Laurie McCann

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Inspector Ted Lioumanis

Inspector Ted Lioumanis

Unit Commander

Drug Squad

 

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