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Vehicle allegedly stolen at gunpoint during Toronto sale arranged online

A man allegedly stole a car at gunpoint, Toronto police said. TPS/Handout

Toronto police are searching for a man who allegedly stole a car at gunpoint during a pre-arranged sale advertised online.

Police said a man advertised his vehicle on several websites and arranged to meet a prospective buyer. He arrived at the location, where a man exited a black BMW to inspect the car, according to police.

The man spent “some time” looking at the car before he sat down in the driver’s seat. He then allegedly produced a handgun and drove away in the victim’s car, with the black BMW following.

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Police said the incident was reported on Nov. 26 and the force’s hold up squad was asking for assistance identifying the alleged carjacker.

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The suspect is described as 25 years old and five-feet-seven-inches tall. Police said he has a thin build and should be considered both armed and dangerous.

The vehicle is described as a grey 2019 Mercedes-Benz GT63.

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