WRPS Robbery Unit make another arrest in carjacking investigation

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The Waterloo Regional Police Service's Robbery Unit have made a second arrest in a carjacking investigation.

On September 28, 2021, as a result of the ongoing investigation, a 24-year-old Kitchener male was arrested in connection to this incident. Police seized a prohibited knife along with approximately one ounce of suspected purple fentanyl. 

The accused, was held for a bail hearing and charged with Robbery with Violence, Disguise with Intent, Conspiracy to commit an Indictable Offence, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking - Schedule I, Possession of a Prohibited Weapon and two counts of Breach of Probation.

Police continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the three outstanding suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

PREVIOUS RELEASE:

The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s Robbery Unit has made arrests after a loaded handgun was located in a stolen vehicle.

On September 14, 2021, at approximately 11:30 p.m., police responded to the area of Kingsway Drive in Kitchener for a report of a carjacking. The victim was in the area when five males with handguns allegedly assaulted him and stolen his motor vehicle.

The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of the incident and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

On September 21, 2021, as a result of the ongoing investigation, members of the Robbery Unit located the stolen motor vehicle in the area of Grulke Street in Kitchener.

As a result, a 22-year-old Kitchener male, and a 19-year-old Kitchener female, were arrested.  Police seized a fully loaded handgun, ammunition, along with suspected cocaine and prescription medication.

The male and female have been jointly charged with drug and firearm-related offences.

Further investigation led to a search warrant being completed at a residence in the area of Thaler Avenue in Kitchener. Police seized two prohibited devices, ammunition, and approximately $22,000 in cash.

As a result of the investigation, the male was held for a bail hearing and was additionally charged with Robbery with a Firearm, along with other firearm and drug-related offences in connection to the carjacking incident.

The female was released on an Undertaking.

The investigation remains ongoing, and further charges are anticipated.

Police continue to seek the public’s assistance in identifying the four outstanding suspects. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact police at 519-570-9777 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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