Mississauga: The police have made an arrest in a violent carjacking incident. The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Sagar Puri from Brampton, who has been charged with Robbery, Flight From Police, Dangerous Operation, Fail to Comply with Release Order, Fail to Comply with Undertaking, Breach of Probation Order, Breach of Probation Order, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Application to Revoke Bail.
In a statement, the Peel Regional police said on July 14, the suspect was operating a stolen 2022 white Ford F550 cargo van and he fled dangerously from officers of York Regional Police.
The police said at approximately 11:30 am., upon entering in the area of Goreway Drive and Morning Star Drive in Mississauga, the suspect deliberately rear-ended the victim’s vehicle.
“The victim exited his vehicle, at which point the suspect entered the driver’s seat of the victim’s vehicle, and a struggle ensued within the vehicle; the suspect then fled the area at a high rate of speed with the victim inside. While running red lights, the suspect made good his escape and, a short time later, forced the victim out of the vehicle while in motion. The victim received minor injuries as a result,” the Peel Regional Police said in a press release.
Officers later located the victim’s vehicle near Lakeshore Blvd W and 36th Street in Toronto. The suspect was arrested after police conducted a high-risk vehicle stop.
The suspect was also changed for similar criminal offenses in the past.