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Two Arrested in Carjacking/Home Invasion Investigation,
Mavis Road and Central Parkway West area (Peel),
and Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue West (Toronto)

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Case #: 2024-1092490

The Toronto Police Service is making the public aware of two arrests made in a carjacking/home invasion investigation.

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at approximately 3:21 a.m., Peel Regional Police responded to a robbery call in the Mavis Road and Central Parkway West area.

It is alleged that:

  • the victim was pumping gas into his Dodge Journey when three male suspects approached wearing masks to conceal their identities
  • one suspect produced a knife and threatened the victim while making a demand for the vehicle keys
  • another suspect produced pepper spray and sprayed the victim in the face while the third suspect kicked the victim
  • the suspects took the keys and fled the area in the victim’s vehicle

On Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at approximately 5:31 a.m., Toronto Police responded to a break and enter call in the Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue West area.

It is alleged that:

  • three male suspects were travelling in the previously stolen Dodge Journey
  • the suspects approached a residence and forced entry through a basement window while wearing masks to conceal their identities
  • the suspects confronted the victim and made a demand for vehicle keys
  • the suspects took the keys and exited the residence
  • two suspects fled in the victim’s Mercedes GLE63 while the third suspect followed in the Dodge Journey

Responding officers were able to locate the Mercedes and attempted to conduct a vehicle stop. The stolen vehicle made intentional contact with two police vehicles before it stopped in a nearby parking lot. Officers observed two suspects fleeing on foot and took them into custody with the assistance of York Regional Police Service.

It is further alleged that:

  • at the time of the arrests, officers recovered a can of pepper spray and items of evidentiary value related to the investigation

Malachai Francis, 19, of No Fixed Address, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Robbery With Offensive Weapon
  2. Robbery
  3. Break and Enter Commit
  4. two counts of Disguise With Intent
  5. Assault  Causing Bodily Harm
  6. Administer Noxious Substance With Intent
  7. two counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over
  8. Dangerous Operation of Conveyance
  9. Flight From Peace Officer
  10. Obstruct Peace Officer
  11. Possess Break-In Instrument

He was scheduled to appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2 p.m., in room 105.

A male youth, 16*, of Toronto, was arrested and charged with:

  1. Robbery With Offensive Weapon
  2. Robbery
  3. Break and Enter Commit
  4. two counts of Disguise With Intent
  5. Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  6. Administer Noxious Substance With Intent
  7. two counts of Possession Property Obtained by Crime Over
  8. Dangerous Operation of Conveyance
  9. Flight From Peace Officer
  10. Possess Prohibited Weapon Knowing It’s Possession is Unauthorized
  11. two counts of Fail to Comply Probation
  12. Possess Weapon Contrary to Prohibition Order

He scheduled to appear in court at the Ontario Court of Justice, 10 Armoury Street, on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at 2 p.m., in room 105.

There is no further description for the outstanding suspect.

Both stolen vehicles have been recovered.

**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.***

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.


By Constable Sinderela Chung

Constable Sinderela Chung

Media Relations Officer

Corporate Communications

for Inspector Joseph Matys

Inspector Joseph Matys

Unit Commander

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