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VIDEO: Getaway car linked to multiple GTA armed carjackings

Video shows take-down by emergency response unit of three suspects in a stolen vehicle, using flashbangs, a distraction device that produces a flash of light and loud noises

York Regional Police have linked a vehicle to multiple armed carjackings across the Greater Toronto Area and are seeking additional witnesses to come forward.

On Saturday, April 6 at about 2 a.m., police responded to a carjacking attempt at a parking lot in the area of Yonge Street and Glen Cameron Road. The victim was walking to her vehicle when a suspect approached and pulled her away, police sad. A second suspect then entered her vehicle.

The victim struggled with the suspect and her husband joined in to assist. As suspects attempted to flee in the victim’s vehicle, they crashed into another vehicle in the parking lot while the husband attempted to pull the suspect out of the car.

The suspects then ran to a getaway car, a white Acura parked nearby, driven by a third suspect. The Acura had been stolen in Peel Region on April 1, police said.

On April 7, the Acura was used in a carjacking of a blue BMW in Toronto. The suspects involved in that carjacking were ultimately charged by the Toronto Police Service on April 12, after crashing into Toronto police vehicles, police said.

On April 13, YRP investigators, with the assistance of the emergency response unit, located the stolen Acura with three suspects inside. They utilized flashbangs, a distraction device that produces a flash of light and loud noises. The suspects attempted to flee on foot, tossing a loaded firearm. All suspects were taken into custody and the stolen vehicle was recovered, police said.

Poshur Williams, 18, of Toronto and two male youths, 15 and 16, were charged with numerous firearm and property offences. At the time, Williams was on a release order for unrelated charges, police said.

A video of the April 6 incident and arrest of the three suspects on April 13, 2024, can be viewed here.

Investigators believe there may be other suspects linked to this criminal network and are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the York Regional Police Hold-Up Unit at 1-866-876-5423, ext. 6630, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or leave an anonymous tip online.