A 19-year-old and a 17-year-old have been charged and a third suspect is being sought after a carjacking at gunpoint in Oshawa that appears to have involved an unusual premeditated twist.
Durham Regional Police responded to reports of a vehicle theft in the Kentucky Derby Way-Dance Act Ave. area around 3:10 a.m. Wednesday.
According to police, the victim and a male companion were in a parked vehicle when two men approached and attempted to gain entry.
The victim immediately secured the doors of the vehicle, but his companion allowed the car thieves entry, according to police, who allege the companion was involved in the planned car theft.
Then, police say, one of the car thieves pulled out a gun and forcibly removed the victim from the driver’s seat. All three accomplices then fled the area in the victim’s vehicle.
Police later located the vehicle parked at a local business.
One suspect fled on foot and was arrested nearby, while the second suspect remained in the passenger seat and was taken into custody.
The third – described as an Asian man in his late teens to early 20s, around 5ft 7in tall, with a thin build and wearing black clothing – remains outstanding.
According to police, a firearm was seized and it appeared to be an air pistol.
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The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Evan Muir, 19, of Whitby, is charged with robbery, assault, disguise with intent, possession of a weapon to commit a felony and possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000.
A 17-year-old Oshawa boy, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged with robbery, assault, disguise with intent, possession of a weapon to commit a crime and possession of property obtained by crime, $5,000.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5362, or contact Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or durhamregionalcrimestoppers.ca.
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