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Project ZigZag, 100 Charges laid in carjacking spree and retail robbery investigation

June 20, 2022  By Blue Line Staff

June 16, 2022, Toronto, Ont. – The Toronto Police Service Hold Up Squad had made the public aware of a third arrest made in relation to a carjacking and retail robbery investigation.

It is alleged that during the carjacking incidents, a male suspect while armed with a handgun, would approach the victim while making a demand for their car keys. At least one other male suspect would wait nearby in a getaway car. In five of the incidents the suspects were successful in taking the victims vehicles; when successful, the suspects would then flee the scenes in the stolen cars.

It is further alleged that during the retail robbery incident, a male suspect entered the premise while pointing a handgun at the employees and making a demand for cash and fireworks. At least one other male suspect was waiting outside in a getaway car. The suspect with the handgun took the cash and then forced the employees to load fireworks into the getaway car; the suspects then fled the scene in the getaway car.

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, officers from the Barrie Police Service responded in their jurisdiction to a carjacking robbery incident where the victim was shot. Two arrests were made in relation to their investigation.

Members of the Toronto Police Service Hold-Up Squad identified one of the people arrested by Barrie Police as a third suspect in relation to the Project ZigZag investigation.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, officers placed the man under arrest.

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