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Charges laid after carjacking involving knife at Markham gas station: police

A York Regional Police officer and cruiser. File / Global News

York Regional Police say charges have been laid after a carjacking that took place on Saturday.

At around 6:50 p.m., police were called to a gas station at Steeles Avenue East and Acadia Avenue, near Warden Avenue, in Markham to respond to a reported carjacking.

Police said the victim was refueling his car, a black 2016 Range Rover, when he was approached by two men.

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One of the suspects allegedly carried a knife and demanded the keys to the car. The victim refused and the second suspected entered the vehicle, police said.

They keys were still in the ignition, police said.

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One of the suspects allegedly stole the vehicle, while the other followed in a white Ford Edge.

Around 3 p.m. the next day, investigators were informed two suspects with a white Ford Edge were attempting to carjack a vehicle in the Red Maple Road and High Tech Road area of Richmond Hill.

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Police located two suspects and arrested them.

Police said Alaelddein Alhajsalem and Nouth Fathi Saeid Hareba, both 24-year-olds from Toronto, face two charges for robbery and two charges for disguise with intent.

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