Police Intercept Three Carjacking Suspects

Posted On Sunday July 07, 2024

Region of Peel – Investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau have charged three individuals in connection to a carjacking and an attempted carjacking in Mississauga.

On Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at approximately 7:15 p.m. a woman was loading her vehicle in a parking lot near Heartland Town Centre. The woman and her child who was with her were confronted by two masked suspects who arrived in a black Acura sedan. The suspects demanded her keys and fled the scene in her vehicle. A third suspect, driving the black Acura also fled. Fortunately, the woman and her child were not physically injured.

The next day, July 4 at approximately 7:30 p.m. a woman, returning to her vehicle which was parked in a gym parking lot on Pepper Mill Crt in Mississauga. She was confronted by two suspects who emerged from the same black Acura sedan. The victim attempted to flee but was knocked to the ground and her purse stolen. The suspects were unable to obtain her vehicle keys and fled in the black Acura. Fortunately, the victim was not physically injured.

On July 5, detectives from the Central Robbery Bureau observed the suspect vehicle occupied by three masked individuals who were believed to be preparing for another carjacking robbery in the vicinity of Hurontario Street and Courtneypark Drive in Mississauga. With help from the 12 Division Criminal Investigations Bureau, Tactical and K-9 officers, the suspects were quickly intercepted and arrested.

The suspect vehicle, the black Acura was on file as stolen.

Mackey Lashano, an 18-year-old man from Toronto, Deshawn Sadler, an 18-year-old man from Brampton, and 14-year-old male youth from Toronto have all been charged with the following Criminal Offences: 

  • ROBBERY (X2)

They were held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Ontario Court of Justice in Brampton.

In both instances, the victim's vehicles were BMW X7 SUVs. Investigators are confident that they were targeted strictly for their high-value vehicles.

This remains an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453-2121 extension 3410.

Information may also be left anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or by visiting www.peelcrimestoppers.ca

A general provision of the Youth Criminal Justice Act (Y.C.J.A.) prohibits the release of the name of a Young Person, and, therefore, the identity of the Young Persons charged in this investigation is protected.

For media inquiries, please contact the on-duty Public and Media Relations Officer at 905- 453-2121, extension 4027.

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