Attempted Carjacking in Ajax
Investigators are looking for four suspects following an attempted carjacking early morning Friday.
On Friday, February 9, 2024 at approximately 2:20 a.m., members of West Division responded to the Petro Canada on Dundas Street West at Lake Ridge Road in Ajax for an attempted carjacking. The victim was walking to his vehicle when he was approached by one of the suspects who asked the victim for his keys. The male victim was pushed down to the ground. The suspects fled and were not able to steal the white BMW electric vehicle.
The suspects made their way to an awaiting vehicle that was occupied by two other suspects(3/4) and drove off from the area.
There were no physical injuries reported.
The four suspects are described as:
Suspect #1: male, Black, 20-30 years old, wearing a black mask and black baseball hat.
Suspect #2: male, White, 20-30 years old, wearing dark clothing.
Suspect #3/4: males, 20-30 years old, with black clothing.
Investigators are encouraging anyone with information or video footage, including dashcam, to contact police.
Anyone with information about this investigation is asked to contact D/Cst. Reeves of the Major Crimes - Robbery Unit at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 1825.
About the Provincial Carjacking Task Force (PCJTF):
As a result of the rising incidents of violence related to auto crimes across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), local police services have combined resources and established a Provincial Carjacking Joint Task Force (PCJTF) to further co-ordinate law enforcement efforts in combating these crimes.
This collaborative approach aims to disrupt the networks responsible for violent and high-risk auto thefts and maximize enforcement efforts against criminal organizations.
Co-led by the Toronto Police Service and the Ontario Provincial Police, the task force is a collaboration between police services from across the GTA, including York Regional Police, Halton Regional Police Service, Durham Regional Police Service, Peel Regional Police, and other external agencies, including Criminal Intelligence Service of Ontario.
Click here for more information about the PCJTF.
Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at www.durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.
The information in this media release contains facts and circumstances that have been obtained from a police investigation. These allegations have yet to be proven in court.