Six Men Charged With Over 60 Offences

Posted On Wednesday October 09, 2019

Region of Peel – Officers from the Central Robbery Bureau have made several arrests in an investigation of stolen cellular phones and tablets with a value of almost seven million dollars.

In March 2019, a delivery truck loaded with $6.9 million dollars worth of cell phones and tablets, were hijacked by two suspects armed with a gun, from the area of Steeles Avenue East and Goreway Drive in Brampton. The victim and the loaded truck were transported by the suspects to an industrial plaza in the area of Clark Boulevard and Summerlea Road, Brampton. While at the location, the suspects transferred the load of electronics into a waiting truck and fled the area, at which point the victim was able to contact police. The victim did not suffer any physical injuries as a result of this incident. 

Investigators worked in partnership with members of the business community that were affected by this incident, and a group of suspects were identified. Working with bureaus within Peel Regional Police and agencies including Canada Border Services Agency, Halton Regional Police and Barrie Police Service, investigators arrested 6 men and charged them with a combined 63 charges.

Garnett Ricketts, a 45-year-old man from Mississauga was charged with Robbery, Kidnapping and Use Imitation Firearm While Committing an Offence.

Ian Mitchell, a 47-year-old man from Brampton was charged with 21 offences including Robbery, Kidnapping, Use Imitation Firearm While Committing Offence, Robbery With a Firearm x2, Theft of Motor Vehicle x5, Breach of Recognizance x4,  Operate Motor Vehicle While Prohibited, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number and Theft Under $5000 x2.

Dexter Abrams, a 49-year-old man from Toronto was charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Know There was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number and three counts of Theft of Motor Vehicle.

Christopher Mornan, a 50-year-old man from Brampton was charged with Robbery, Kidnapping and Use Imitation Firearm While Committing an Offence.

Kenrick Young, a 61-year-old man from Brampton was charged with 17 offences including Robbery, Kidnapping, Use Imitation Firearm While Committing Offence, Operate Motor Vehicle While Prohibited, Robbery With a Firearm x2, Theft of Motor Vehicle x5, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm and two counts of Theft Under $5000.

Cecil Young, a 75-year-old man from Toronto was charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm, Theft of Motor Vehicle x3, Theft Under $5000 x2 and Breach of Recognizance.

The accused appeared at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton on dates in August and  September in answer to their charges.

To view photos of the suspects, visit our website at PeelPolice.ca

To view surveilance footage of one of the incident, visit our YouTube channel.

Investigators believe that this group of individuals may have commited similar violent crimes in the past. The individuals have ties to communites throughout Eastern and Western Canada.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453–2121, extension 3410.  Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by visiting peelcrimestoppers.ca.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Media Relations Officer at (905) 453-2121, ext. 4027.

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