In connection with two armed carjackings that took place in Scarborough on Friday, police are looking for three persons.
According to investigators, the first incident happened close to Sheppard Avenue East and Markham Road. Three suspects reportedly approached a 35-year-old guy as he was apparently sitting in his car in a parking lot and inquired if he had booster cables they could borrow.
The victim offered to transport the suspects to a nearby site when the suspects said they lacked a cable and he did not.
Police said that one of the suspects pulled a weapon after they were inside the car and demanded the keys.
Police say the victim got out of the vehicle with his keys and fled the area. As the suspects were unable to drive the vehicle without the keys, police say they fled the area on foot.
A short time later, police say a 27-year-old man stopped his vehicle in a parking lot and let a woman into the front seat for a pre-arranged meeting.
“He e drove the woman to a nearby location where two men got into the back of the vehicle,” police said in a news release issued Monday. “One of the men produced a handgun and demanded the victim’s keys.”
“The victim complied, turned over his keys and got out of the vehicle. The three suspects then fled the area.”
Police say the service’s Hold Up Squad are investigating both incidents and are hoping the public can help them identify the three suspects.
The two men are being described by investigators as Black and approximately 20 years old. The woman is described as white, about 20 years old, standing about five-goot-six with a thin build and dark brown braided hair.
The victim’s stolen vehicle was a grey 2019 Honda Civic with the Ontario licence plate CCXA967.
Anyone with information is being asked to contact police or reach out to Crime Stoppers anonymously.