Youth Arrested in three Carjacking Investigations,
Finch Avenue East and Midland Avenue and,
Finch Avenue East and Don Mills Road area
The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of an arrest made in three Carjacking investigations.
On Thursday, December 28, 2023, at approximately 11:17 pm, police responded to a call for a Carjacking in the Finch Avenue East and Midland Avenue area.
It is alleged that:
- the accused approached the victim while she was sitting in her vehicle
- he opened the driver side door and pulled the victim out of the vehicle while holding something in his hand
- the accused then fled the scene with the victim's vehicle
- the victim did not suffer any injuries
On Monday, January 1, 2024, at approximately 5:46 pm, police responded to a call for a Suspicious Incident in the Finch Avenue East and Midland Avenue area.
It is further alleged that:
- the victim and her two children exited a restaurant and were walking to their vehicle
- the accused approached the victim as she was putting her children into her vehicle
- he made verbal demands and pointed bear spray at her and her children
- the victim screamed and attracted people in the area
- the accused fled in a vehicle
- the victim suffered minor injuries
On Thursday, January 4, 2024, at approximately 12:18 a.m., police responded to a call for a Carjacking in the Finch Avenue East and Don Mills Road area.
It is further alleged that:
- a man and woman were returning to their vehicle
- the accused approached the man from behind and made demands for the vehicle keys
- the accused sprayed the man with bear spray multiple times and took the keys
- the accused then fled the scene in the man's vehicle
- the man suffered minor injuries
On Saturday, February 10, 2024, the accused was arrested by members of the OPP Toronto Detachment in the Highway 401 and Weston Road area on an unrelated matter.
Members of the Provincial Car Jacking Task Force (PCJTF) were contacted and took custody of the accused once he was charged and released by the OPP.
On Saturday, February 10, 2024, a male youth, 17-years-old*, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:
- two counts of Robbery with Offensive Weapon
- three counts of Disguise with Intent
- two counts of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
- three counts of Conspiracy to Commit an Indictable Offence
He was scheduled to appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Sunday, February 11, 2024, at 11 a.m., in room 107.
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.
**Please refer to Section 110, Subsection 1, of the YCJA:
110. (1) Subject to this section, no person shall publish the name of a young person, or any other information related to a young person, if it would identify the young person as a young person dealt with under this Act.***
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.