6 arrested in connection to hijacking of truck carrying $7 million worth of electronics (VIDEO)

Oct 9 2019, 10:59 am

Six men have been arrested following an investigation of stolen cell phones and tablets with a value of almost $7 million.

According to Peel Regional Police, in March 2019, a delivery truck loaded with $6.9 million dollars worth of cell phones and tablets was hijacked by two suspects armed with a gun from the area of Steeles Avenue East and Goreway Drive in Brampton.

Police say the victim and the loaded truck were transported by the suspects to an industrial plaza in the area of Clark Boulevard and Summerlea Road.

While at the location, police say the suspects allegedly transferred the load of electronics into a waiting truck and fled the area, at which point the victim was able to contact police.

The victim did not suffer any physical injuries as a result of this incident, according to police.

Investigators worked with bureaus within Peel Regional Police and agencies including Canada Border Services Agency, Halton Regional Police and Barrie Police Service, and arrested six men and charged them with a combined 63 charges.

Peel Regional Police

Garnett Ricketts, a 45-year-old man from Mississauga, was charged with Robbery, Kidnapping, and Use Imitation Firearm While Committing an Offence.

Fortyseven-year-old Ian Mitchell from Brampton was charged with 21 offences including Robbery, Kidnapping, Use Imitation Firearm While Committing Offence, Robbery With a Firearm x2, Theft of Motor Vehicle x5, Breach of Recognizance x4,  Operate Motor Vehicle While Prohibited, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number and Theft Under $5000 x2.

Toronto resident Dexter Abrams, a 49-year-old man, was charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Know There was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number, and three counts of Theft of Motor Vehicle.

Peel Regional Police

Christopher Mornan, a 50-year-old man from Brampton was charged with Robbery, Kidnapping and Use Imitation Firearm While Committing an Offence.

Kenrick Young, a 61-year-old man from Brampton was charged with 17 offences including Robbery, Kidnapping, Use Imitation Firearm While Committing Offence, Operate Motor Vehicle While Prohibited, Robbery With a Firearm x2, Theft of Motor Vehicle x5, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing There was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm and two counts of Theft Under $5000.

And 75-year-old Cecil Young, of Toronto, was charged with Robbery with a Firearm, Knowledge of Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm, Possession of a Loaded Restricted Firearm, Occupant of a Motor Vehicle Knowing there was a Firearm, Tampering with Serial Number of Firearm, Theft of Motor Vehicle x3, Theft Under $5000 x2, and Breach of Recognizance.

Investigators believe that this group of individuals may have committed similar violent crimes in the past. The individuals have ties to communities throughout Eastern and Western Canada.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators from the Central Robbery Bureau at 905-453–2121, extension 3410. Anonymous information may also be submitted by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).