ONTARIO: 3 South Asians of Brampton arrested and charged with robbery

ONTARIO’S Peel Regional Police have laid charges against three South Asian men after a victim had his vehicle and property stolen in Brampton.

On Saturday, October 9, at approximately 8 p.m., the victims were driving in a vehicle in the area of Williams Parkway and Elbern Markell Drive in the City of Brampton, when their vehicle was intentionally struck from behind by an SUV, which was later discovered to be stolen.

The victims, fearing for their safety, fled the area to a residence, but were followed by four suspects who then brandished a firearm and proceeded to steal the victims vehicle and a quantity of electronics located within.

Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau, 22 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Strategic Tactical Enforcement Patrol (STEP) unit worked collaboratively, and were able to locate the victims’ vehicle and the stolen SUV at a location in the City of Toronto, and arrest two men operating the cars. A third man was arrested at a location in the City of Brampton.

“This was a very fluid investigation that required officers to cross jurisdictional boundaries, which ultimately led them to locate, arrest and bring the suspects before the courts,” said Nick Milinovich, Deputy Chief of Investigative and Emergency Services, on Sunday. “Their coordinated efforts have without a doubt contributed to the safety and well-being of the communities we protect”.

Simranjeet Narang, a 29-year-old man from Brampton, was charged with:

  • Robbery

Davinder Mann, a 36-year-old man from Brampton, was charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of stolen property (two counts)
  • Fail to comply with release order (two counts)

Aadish Sharma, a 27-year-old man from Brampton, was charged with:

  • Robbery
  • Possession of stolen property (two counts)
  • Fail to comply with undertaking

The fourth suspect is still outstanding, however, investigators are working diligently to locate him and urge him to contact a lawyer and make arrangements to turn himself in.

Police said the stolen electronics have not been recovered at this time, and include items such as Apple computers and iPhones. These items have been disabled and will not be usable by potential purchasers. “We’d like to remind the public to be cautious when purchasing items through online classified sites, as they could be stolen and inoperable,” they added.

To learn more on how to stay safe when completing these types of purchases, visit PeelPolice.ca.

Anyone with information on this incident, is asked to contact investigators at 905-453-2121 extension 3515. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.