Police searching for suspect after alleged car-jacking in Briar-Hill-Belgravia
Joshua Freeman, CP24.com
Published Saturday, July 15, 2017 5:48PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:49PM EDT
Toronto police are searching for a suspect who they believe is armed after an alleged carjacking in the Briar-Hill-Belgravia area.
According to police, the suspect crashed a green Ford Focus near Playfair and Marianfeld Avenues, got out and pointed a gun at people who approached to help him.
One witness told CP24 he heard the suspect loudly yelling ‘stay where you are.’
According to police, the suspect then carjacked a woman’s vehicle at gunpoint.
Police said the man fled in the woman’s minivan, armed with what they believe to be a sawed-off shotgun.
Police are now scouring the area to try and find the suspect, described as a skinny black man in his 20s, standing six-foot-one with dreadlocks, and wearing a red ‘Bautista’ Blue Jays jersey.
The stolen vehicle is described as a Dodge Caravan with licence plate BVYP 766.
It’s not yet clear whether the Ford Focus which crashed belongs to the suspect or was stolen. Investigators have towed that vehicle so that they can look into it.
Anyone who spots the stolen minivan or the suspect is being advised to call 911 rather than approaching.