Durham Police and Toronto Police are investigating after a series of carjackings and attempted carjackings,
On Wednesday, at 10:40 p.m., a woman was sitting in her vehicle in the area of Sheppard Avenue and Whites Road when she was approached by a man who knocked on her window.
She refused to comply with his demands to roll down her window.
When he lifted up his shirt to show his waistband, she quickly drove away.
Shortly after, at 11:15 p.m., a man was in the area of Kingston Road and Brock Road exiting his vehicle when he was approached.
The suspect showed a gun and demanded the keys.
When the victim refused, he was struck in the head with the gun.
The victim punched the suspect in the face and was able to run away.
The suspect then fled the area.
The suspect in both occasions is described as a man with dark skin, 25 years old, 5’8-5’11” with a thin build and all black clothing.
Toronto police say it also happened in the McLevin Avenue and Tapscott Road area, Sheppard Avenue East and Morningside Avenue area, Ellesmere Road and Kennedy Road area and Pharmacy Avenue and McNicoll Avenue area.
Toronto police say that in each of those incidents the following occurred:
- the victims were either entering or exiting their vehicles in their driveways
- a dark coloured four door sedan pulled up with one suspect getting out on the passenger side and approaching the victims
- the suspect produced a handgun and demanded the victims’ car keys
- the suspect took the keys and fled the scene in the victims’ vehicle
- the dark coloured sedan then followed behind
The victims’ stolen vehicles are described as the following:
- 2012 grey Toyota Corolla with the Ontario license plate BSNR 776
- 2020 white Honda Civic with the Ontario license plate CPNJ 623
The suspects’ vehicles are described as:
- Black four-door Honda Sedan
- Dark blue / black four-door older model Toyota Sedan
One of the suspects is described as:
- man, black, 18-25, 6’0”, thin build, black clothing, black mask, armed with a black or grey handgun
Toronto police say all suspects should be considered armed and dangerous; if located do not approach and call 911 immediately.
Investigators are asking for any witnesses with video in either area to call Durham police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 2530 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).