Man ar­rested for at­tempted car­jack­ing at Hill­crest

Richmond Hill Post - - Crime -

In­ves­ti­ga­tors with the York Re­gional Po­lice have ar­rested and charged a 58-year-old Rich­mond Hill male ac­cused fol­low­ing an armed rob­bery in the park­ing lot of the Hill­crest Mall on July 19.

At ap­prox­i­mately 4 p.m., a fe­male vic­tim was on her way to her car af­ter leav­ing a bank at the mall. She was ap­proached by the ac­cused, who was hold­ing a large kitchen knife. He or­dered the vic­tim into the back seat of her ve­hi­cle. The vic­tim com­plied at first and en­tered her ve­hi­cle. As the ac­cused en­tered the ve­hi­cle, she ran from the back seat, leav­ing the ac­cused in the driver’s seat.

The ac­cused stole the vic­tim’s purse, which in­cluded her house and car keys and a wal­let with iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. He fled on foot be­fore po­lice were called to the scene.

Four days later, the sus­pect en­tered the apart­ment build­ing us­ing the vic­tim’s keys. He was armed with a large knife. Po­lice were called to the scene and ar­rested the ac­cused with­out in­ci­dent. He has been charged with rob­bery, forcible con­fine­ment, pos­ses­sion of a weapon, two counts of car­ry­ing a con­cealed weapon and pos­ses­sion of prop­erty ob­tained by crime.

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