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3rd carjacking-related incident reported in York Region this month

A Volkswagen Tiguan was stolen at knife-point last night in Markham
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Two people were victims of armed carjackers in Markham last night, Thursday, Nov. 18 — at least the third similar incident in York Region this month. 

York Regional Police responded to the scene at 4300 Steeles Ave. E. at about 10:20 p.m. 

The two victims were sitting in a black 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan in the parking lot of a commercial property when they said two suspects approached the vehicle. 

Police said one suspect was armed with a knife and opened the door, telling the occupants to get out of the vehicle. 

The suspects then fled the scene in the vehicle, travelling north on Kennedy Road. 

They are both described as Black males. 

Police are asking any witnesses to come forward and are also appealing to the public for video surveillance or dashcam footage of the incdient. 

This is the third reported incident related to carjacking in York Region recently. 

On Nov. 2, at about 2:40 a.m., a driver of a Porsche parked in a lot near Yonge Street and Steeles Avenue in Richmond Hill was approached by a suspect who demanded the keys to his vehicle. The driver refused, got in his car and drove away while the suspects fled the scene. 

Then on Nov. 15, about 8 p.m. the driver of a black 2022 Honda Civic was parked in the area of High Tech Road and Yonge Street in Richmond Hill. He was approached by two suspects who demanded his keys. 

The victim was assaulted when he refused and the suspects took his keys and drove off in the vehicle. 

Anyone with information about these incidents should call the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6631, or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-tips or online at


Elizabeth Keith

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Elizabeth Keith is a general assignment reporter. She graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Journalism in 2017. Elizabeth is passionate about telling local stories and creating community.
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