'Shocking and violent crime': Carjacking in Milton neighbourhood leaves woman hospitalized as police search for suspects

'Shocking and violent crime': Carjacking in Milton neighbourhood leaves woman hospitalized as police search for suspects

Updated: 29 days, 12 hours, 16 minutes, 34 seconds ago
One of the two possible suspects in a Milton carjacking incident.

Halton police are seeking the public's help tracking down those responsible for a carjacking in Milton on Feb. 21.

At approximately 9:30 a.m., officers observed a stolen white pickup truck weaving through traffic around Derry Road and Holly Avenue. The vehicle approached a police cruiser before fleeing the area at a high speed.

Police say the same vehicle was observed on several occasions being driven erratically throughout Milton and was involved in two hit and run collisions, as well as a gas drive-off at a Petro Canada located at 5 Main Street East at approximately 9:35 a.m.

The truck was also seen driving through a fence at Pineview Public School, and into a playground where children were playing, shared HRPS. No physical injuries were reported during the incidents.

At about 9:40 a.m., police received a report of a carjacking from a Metro parking lot located at 1050 Kennedy Circle in Milton. The same white pickup truck struck a Honda CRV which was parked in the lot.

Police say two male suspects exited the truck and smashed the driver’s side window of the CRV.

The suspects opened the door and forcefully removed a female seated in the driver’s seat, throwing her to the ground, said HRPS.

Both suspects entered the CRV and fled the parking lot. Police said the victim was transported to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are also aware that a video of the incident has been shared online.

The white pickup truck (2014 Ford F250) had been reported stolen from Peel Region on Jan. 7.

The stolen Honda CRV was recovered by police around Kennedy Road South in Brampton just before 3 p.m. Police said the vehicle was not occupied at the time.

The suspects are described as follows:

Suspect 1: thin-build male, approximately 6’2” tall, and wearing a grey sweater.

Suspect 2: male with dark hair, in his late 20’s, clean shaven, and wearing a dark coloured hooded sweater.

A photo of one of the suspects is attached.

“This is a shocking and violent crime that put the lives of many Milton residents at risk. We are dedicating all available resources and will relentlessly pursue those responsible and hold them accountable,” says 1 District Superintendent Dave Stewart.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the 1 District Criminal Investigations Bureau at 905-825-4777 ext. 2416.

Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or through their website.