FROM/DE: Caledon Detachment OPP DATE: June 22, 2020
STAGED COLLISION LEADS TO ATTEMPTED CARJACKING IN CALEDON
(CALEDON, ON) – On Saturday, June 20th, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., officers from the Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a reported motor vehicle collision in the area of Old Church Road and Atchinson Drive in the Town of Caledon.
The complainant informed the officers that as he was driving northbound on Airport Road, he noticed a silver Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) following him. A few minutes later, a silver BMW sedan passed the complainant at a high rate of speed and cut in front of him. As the complainant turned on Old Church Road, both vehicles continued to follow the complainant.
Once the complainant turned onto Athinson Drive, the silver SUV lightly rear ended the complainant’s vehicle. Both cars pulled over to the side and the drivers exited their vehicles. At that point, the driver of the silver SUV apologized, then quickly got into the driver’s seat of the complainants vehicle in an attempt to steal it.
The suspect realized that the vehicle was turned off and he was not able to find the keys. The suspect ran out of the vehicle and got back into his own car, fleeing southbound on Airport Road.
Suspect description: Male in his 20’s, wearing a surgical mask, ball cap and a hoodie.
Suspect vehicle: Silver SUV with minor damage to the front bumper.
The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information or video surveillance footage in relation to this incidents, please call the Caledon OPP Detachment at (905) 584-2241 or 1-888-310-1122.
You can also provide information anonymously by contacting Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.peelcrimestoppers.ca. When you contact Crime Stoppers you stay anonymous, you never have to testify, and you could receive a cash reward of up to $2,000 upon an arrest.
It appears that the suspects are targeting high end vehicles by staging minor collisions and rear ending targeted cars. If you find yourself in a similar situation, remember to:
- call 911 to initiate police response;
- if you fear for your safety, stay on the line with the 911 operator to keep them apprised of the situation;
- if you are alone or in isolated area, remain in your secured vehicle if possible;
- if you decide to exit your car, turn the vehicle off and take the keys with you;
- give police as many details as possible – describe the suspects, their vehicle and licence plate number;
- if you have children in the vehicle, alert the suspect immediately
Provincial Constable Iryna Nebogatova
Community Safety Officer/Media Officer
(905) 584-2241 ext. 4016 or (416) 709-6265