Suspect carjacks minivan in Mississauga with 96-year-old woman inside: police
A Toyota Sienna minivan similar to this once was carjacked in Mississauga on Nov. 17, 2018, with a 96-year-old woman still inside. (PRP handout)
Chris Herhalt, CTV News Toronto
Published Saturday, November 17, 2018 3:08PM EST
Last Updated Saturday, November 17, 2018 8:37PM EST
Peel Regional Police say a suspect is in custody after a minivan was carjacked with a 96-year-old woman inside in Mississauga Saturday afternoon.
Police say that they were called to North Service and Dixie roads at 1:57 p.m. for a report of a carjacking.
“The driver stepped out of the vehicle and saw the suspect get in the vehicle and drive away,” Const. Iryna Yashnyk told CP24.
Investigators allege a male suspect entered a blue Toyota Sienna minivan with 96-year-old Marjory Thomas sitting inside and drove away from the scene.
The vehicle was later seen at the corner of The Queensway East and Camilla Road.
The suspect is described as a white male, between 20 and 30 years-old, with a medium build and short brown hair.
Shortly after 3 p.m., police said the minivan with Thomas inside was found safe in Oakville. The vehicle was left parked in a plaza at Kerr Street and Speers Road.
The suspect abandoned the vehicle and was taken into custody on Saturday night.
There is no word on what charges he will face.