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Man, woman from Niagara Region charged in Burlington carjacking

Halton Regional Police have charged a pair from the St. Catharines area for a carjacking in Burlington. File / Halton Regional Police

A man and woman from Niagara Region are facing charges in connection with a brazen afternoon carjacking in Burlington on Tuesday, according to Halton Police.

Detectives say a 2020 Range Rover was the vehicle taken at gunpoint when a woman attempted to leave an office parking lot in the area of North Service Road and Burloak Drive.

“The victim was approached by a male suspect holding a firearm and was ordered out of the vehicle,” a Halton police spokesperson said in a release.

“A second suspect was waiting in a grey Dodge Journey. Both suspects fled the area in the stolen Range Rover and the Dodge Journey.

Investigators say no one was hurt in the incident.

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The stolen vehicle was later recovered by police after it was involved in a collision near Upper Middle Road and Sutton Drive.

A male suspect was arrested by Halton police not far from the crash site and a firearm was recovered from the stolen SUV.

The female suspect was arrested just after 5:30 p.m., when the Dodge Journey was spotted by police at Appleby Line and Mainway.

A 22-year-old man from St. Catharines is facing six charges including robbery with a firearm, theft of property and failing to stop at an accident.

The 21-year-old woman from Welland is facing three charges connected with robbery and theft.

 

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