Brampton Man Arrested After Violent Carjacking in North Mississauga
A Brampton man has been apprehended and charged with multiple offenses following a violent carjacking incident in north Mississauga. The harrowing incident, which involved the victim being thrown from the moving vehicle as it ran red lights, was captured on video by police officers aboard a helicopter during the pursuit.
On July 14, at approximately 11:30 a.m., the white 2022 Ford F550 cargo van was stolen from York Region by the suspect who was fleeing police in a dangerous manner. The suspect deliberately rear-ended the victim’s vehicle at the busy intersection of Goreway Dr. and Morning Star Dr. in Malton.
After the collision, the victim exited their vehicle, and a struggle ensued when the suspect seized control of the victim’s car. The suspect fled the scene at a high speed with the victim still inside, running red lights as they made their escape. After a short period, the victim was forcibly ejected from the vehicle while it was in motion, resulting in minor injuries.
The stolen car was eventually located by police near Lakeshore Rd. E. and 36th St. in Toronto. A high-risk vehicle stop was conducted, leading to the arrest of Sagar Puri, 26, of Brampton. He is now facing a range of charges, including robbery, flight from police, dangerous operation, possession of stolen property obtained by crime, and multiple fail to comply and breach of probation orders.
Investigators revealed that at the time of the offense, the accused was already on various forms of judicial release for similar outstanding criminal charges.
Peel police have observed a slight increase in violent car thefts recently and are urging the public to remain vigilant while driving or approaching their vehicles in driveways or parking lots. They emphasize that personal safety and well-being should take precedence over vehicles and advise individuals to exercise caution if targeted by violent carjackers.
Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to contact the police at 905-453-2121, ext. 3410, or provide anonymous tips through Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.