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Police searching for suspects after series of 7 carjackings, robberies in Ajax

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AJAX, Ont. – Police east of Toronto say they’re investigating a series of seven carjackings over the past month.

Durham regional police say a 56-year-old man was getting into his car at his Ajax, Ont., home on Thursday night when he was approached by two men who got into the car and demanded he hand over his wallet and drive them to a bank.

The man refused and was hit with a handgun, punched in the head and scuffled with the suspects before they fled when he began honking the horn.

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Police say six similar incidents have occurred in the north Ajax area.

In several incidents, police say the victims have been forced to drive to a bank and withdraw some cash before the suspects let them out of the car and drive off.

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Police are warning the public to be vigilant, especially during the evening and late hours, and to look around before getting in or out of their vehicle.

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