ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police investigators have arrested three men for the carjacking of a delivery vehicle in the City of Brampton.
On Wednesday, December 30 just after 5 p.m., police attended the area of Elmstead Court and Timberlane Drive after receiving a call from a man reporting his vehicle was stolen following an assault.
The victim reported that he was delivering packages when he was accosted by a man and punched. Following the assault, the man entered the victim’s vehicle and attempted to steal it. In an effort to prevent the theft, the victim grabbed onto the vehicle and was dragged almost 800 meters before losing his grip. The victim sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries. He was treated at a local hospital and later released.
Investigators located the vehicle several hours later in the Mississauga area. Three men were arrested without incident. A large portion of the packages contained in the car for delivery have been recovered and will make it to their intended destinations, police said.
The following men face charges in relation to the incident:
Jaideep Singh, a 22-year-old man from Brampton, is charged with robbery, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and fail to comply with a release order.
Gurdip Singh, a 28-year-old man from Mississauga, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime and fail to comply with a release order.
Rupinder Brar, a 42-year-old man from Brampton, is charged with possession of property obtained by crime and breach of probation.
Peel Regional Police said they would like to remind the public that if someone attempts to take your property, they recommend that you do not resist. Instead, head to a safe location and immediately call the police. Defend yourself only in the event that you are being physically assaulted.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 3410. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca